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Opinion: Teachers’ unions share responsibility for mediocre distance education
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Apr 6, 7:15 AM: The unions are now tolerating the spread of distance education provided that no substantial resources are diverted from their members and they retain a veto over competitive threats. But in the past, such provisos have led >
Our View: Flexibility key for school system, realistic expectations key for parents, as distance learning begins
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Apr 2, 6:10 AM: There is no precedent for what public school systems across Maryland, and across the entire country, are trying to do in reaction to schools being closed as part of the many measures being taken to slow the spread of the >
Montgomery County schools launch remote learning: ‘It will be chaotic’
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Mar 30, 7:12 AM: Days after handing out more than 40,000 loaner laptops to students in need, Montgomery County schools begin distance education this week — a learning experiment like never before in one of the nation’s largest and most >
Maryland lawmakers give final OK to sweeping education bill as early adjournment looms
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Mar 18, 5:46 AM: Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday night to a sweeping education reform bill designed to restore the state’s public schools to among the best in the nation.
Maryland Senate passes sweeping schools reform bill with amendments that would halt plan in bad economy
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Mar 17, 5:16 AM: After hours of debate, Maryland’s Senate late Monday night passed an ambitious, expensive overhaul of the state’s public schools, but only after amending the bill to halt the plan in the event of an economic downturn or if >
Poverty, wealth, fairness: Where should students go to school?
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Mar 9, 8:32 AM: In a Maryland school system touted as one of the nation’s largest and most diverse, Janelle Wong’s daughter goes to an elementary school that is mostly white, in a prosperous suburb, with few students affected by poverty. >
Editorial: An education plan that trades a high cost for far too little
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Feb 25, 8:09 AM: WHEN THE Maryland General Assembly passed legislation last year putting the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission on public education into the state budget for three years, there was little critical debate. >
Gov. Hogan attacks proposed tax plan to fund education reform
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Feb 21, 6:05 AM: Maryland democratic officials believe they’ve found a possible funding solution to their ambitious education reform bill. Gov. Larry Hogan, on the contrary, views the proposal as a destruction of his work to ease the tax >
Students failing, teachers fleeing: In Md., calls for sweeping — and expensive — education reform
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Feb 18, 6:54 AM: Members of a landmark Maryland education commission on Monday painted a bleak picture of the state’s education system, one in which students are failing and teachers are fleeing, and warned that without drastic reforms by >
Editorial: Accountability is the key to closing the achievement gap
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Feb 11, 8:22 AM: We were struck last week by the off-hand way a member of the Anne Arundel County joint-initiative to close the minority student achievement gap sidestepped a public discussion of accountability.
In first round of Maryland school voucher lawsuit, court denies Christian school’s reinstatement
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Feb 7, 7:31 AM: A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of the state of Maryland in the first phase of a lawsuit that challenges the exclusion of a Christian school from a taxpayer funded voucher program.
Maryland's scholarship program helps families pay for school
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Feb 6, 8:07 AM: President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address Tuesday night threw his support behind an educational program that helps more public school students attend private schools, with the help of taxpayer scholarships. >
Maryland apprenticeship program transitions students directly into jobs after graduation
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Jan 20, 9:03 AM: The Apprenticeship Maryland Program started as a pilot program in a few areas in 2016, but now it’s expanding. It is designed for Maryland Public School students 16-and-older as a way to give them a job they’re trained for >
Editorial: Montgomery County has made little progress on its achievement gap
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Jan 16, 8:15 AM: THERE WAS a time, not so long ago, when Montgomery County was singled out for its efforts to shrink the achievement gap between black and Latino children and their white and Asian peers.“We are a tall tree in a short >
A Maryland case asks: Should some private schools be banned from accessing public voucher dollars?
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Jan 3, 6:29 AM: In its lawsuit, Bethel argued the Constitution protects religious schools from “the government’s unwarranted interference with the rights of parents, and the rights of the school selected by parents, to direct the >
A Maryland survey found students don’t feel safe. Schools say they’re changing their approach toward security.
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Dec 31, 8:45 AM: Today’s high school students know the names of student activists from Parkland who rose to national prominence because of a mass shooting. They are old enough to have seen the faces of kindergarten children slaughtered at >
Education Expected To Dominate 2020 MD Legislative Session
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Dec 26, 8:52 AM: The General Assembly will have a number of priorities for the three-month session — likely none bigger than determining how to fund recommendations on how to transform Maryland’s public education system. >
Glen Burnie: Charter school’s student-published book to help Ethiopian readers
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Dec 18, 8:20 AM: Monarch Academy [Glen Burnie] third-graders have been busy little bees — and that’s exactly what their newly-published book is entitled.
A Baltimore neighborhood is mostly white, the school is mostly black. They’re trying to foster a relationship.
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Dec 17, 9:42 AM: In this hyper-segregated city, students choose from a portfolio of citywide high schools, regardless of where they live. This has led to a handful of schools, like ACCE, where the demographics of the students differ >
Baltimore public charter school recognized for French immersion program
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Dec 13, 9:13 AM: A top honor from the French consulate has been given to a Baltimore City public charter school.

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