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Our View: With 12 county schools seeing ratings drop, CCPS must figure out why and fix it
Dec 5, 8:03 AM: Given that the objective evaluations of Carroll County Public Schools in recent years — from standardized test scores, to graduation statistics to the first Maryland School Report Card — have been overwhelmingly positive >
Editorial: Maryland school rankings remain an imperfect measure of an unequal system
Dec 4, 6:41 AM: The latest Maryland School Report Card is out and will no doubt leave parents and other stakeholders scurrying to check out the results. Did my child’s school earn one, two, three, four or five stars?
Opinion: Other states take Maryland to school
Nov 25, 7:25 AM: States that embrace parental choice in K-12 education show exactly how powerful and cost-effective that can be. We in the Land of Pleasant Living, on the other hand, see the damaging consequences of trusting >
Judge rules in favor of Bethel Christian Academy in school voucher case
Nov 19, 8:58 AM: A federal judge has ruled in favor of a lawsuit brought by a Christian school that accuses Maryland officials of kicking it out of a voucher program because of the school’s belief in traditional marriage. >
Education secretaries: Do what’s tough to do, what’s right in diversifying Howard County schools
Nov 15, 8:54 AM: Right now, in Howard County, there is a debate on school diversity. In fact, almost three-quarters of the high school students from low-income backgrounds in Howard County attend just five of the county’s 12 high schools; >
Supporters pack hearing in solidarity for sweeping education reforms outlined by Maryland’s Kirwan Commission
Nov 13, 6:57 AM: Dozens of people in blue T-shirts packed a hearing room in Annapolis Tuesday night to deliver a message: Our kids can’t wait. They were part of a coalition offering support for sweeping — and expensive — reforms that are >
Where Civility Is a Motto, a School Integration Fight Turns Bitter
Nov 12, 9:08 AM: The planned community of Columbia, southwest of Baltimore, has prided itself on its ethos of inclusion ever since it was founded more than half a century ago. Racially integrated. Affordable apartments near big homes. “The >
Op-Ed: Accountability critical for Md. education reform
Nov 4, 9:32 AM: The elephant in the room in the clamor over the recommendations of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, known as the Kirwan Commission, is the imperative of accountability. So far, Gov. Larry >
Opinion: Kirwan plan is a union cash grab; taxpayers get the tab
Oct 31, 7:15 AM: The Kirwan Commission’s real aim is hiking teacher pay by $3 billion a year, and it is why the state teachers’ unions are so strongly backing it – more teacher pay. Kirwan aims at “making teacher salaries more competitive >
Letter: Kirwan education plan should include voucher funding
Oct 30, 6:01 AM: Education advocates seeking $4 billion in additional education funding will fail to receive significant taxpayer support unless they address two key issues (“Baltimore education advocates ‘battle for the soul of Maryland’ >
How this Baltimore charter school puts kids in charge of their futures
Oct 30, 5:25 AM: Baltimore has long struggled with poverty, crime, high unemployment and a low public high school graduation rate -- around 70 percent. But one charter school for sixth through twelfth graders is bucking that trend, >
'A battle for the soul of Maryland’: Baltimore education advocates gear up for Kirwan funding fight
Oct 25, 5:05 AM: Baltimore education advocates packed an elementary school auditorium Thursday night to gear up for what they see as a once-in-a-generation chance to revamp the way Maryland funds its public schools and ensure every child >
Our View: Money alone won’t fix state’s education woes, but it will have to be a part of the solution
Oct 21, 8:54 AM: Often, the argument against increasing spending for something is that throwing money at a problem is no way to solve it. That is true to a point. Money alone won’t, for example, help Maryland students become more >
Editorial: A useful guide for parents
Oct 18, 6:28 AM: Almost every parent will now have an objective measure of how ready their child is to attend college. No longer will parents have to guess about projected success. It will enable them to help their child make an informed >
Community Calls for Education Equity for ‘Black and Brown’ Students
Oct 17, 6:13 AM: The newly formed Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence organized the forum following recent reports to the Montgomery County Board of Education showing that students of color are more likely to be >
‘Innovative regional’ school could be shared between Carroll, Howard counties under new law
Oct 7, 5:46 AM: A bill that went into effect at the beginning of October enables the school systems in Carroll and Howard counties to create a school that works across district lines. The school systems have no immediate plans to act on >
Achievement gap data provided by school district shows grim reality for the county
Sep 27, 5:37 AM: In an auditorium of nearly 200 people, the school system went over discipline data and academic data to fully understand why the county has an achievement gap.
Goucher poll: Marylanders overwhelmingly support paying more in taxes to improve public education
Sep 23, 7:29 AM: In a survey the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center conducted Sept. 13-18, 74% of Marylanders said they support personally paying more in taxes to improve public education, while only 26% were opposed.
The most needed (and opposed) education legislation (CER in the news)
Sep 16, 7:54 AM: Maryland has always lagged behind when it comes to school choice, and so far this year our elected officials in Frederick County haven’t proposed needed changes in our charter school and private school laws. >
Opinion: School choice divides and stigmatizes communities
Sep 12, 5:01 AM: Furthermore, the implication that providing school choice to students and families will result in amazing schools is misleading. It leads to really good public schools for a select few, leaving the rest behind. >



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