Maryland received a new three-year waiver Thursday from the Department of Education for the federal No Child Left Behind law, providing the state flexibility in meeting some of the act's strict requirements.
Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery has been named the Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Education.
Due to a quirk in state law, Gov. Larry Hogan is making a slew of new appointments to state and local school boards this year, giving him the opportunity to steer the state's education policy toward a more conservative view.
A legislative audit of Baltimore County's public school system released Friday found that officials haven't always followed purchasing rules that would give the system the most competitively priced services and contracts.
Chancellor of the University System of Maryland William "Brit" E. Kirwan is serving his last day of his 13-year tenure Tuesday before Robert L. Caret takes over on July 1.
Amid an outpouring of frustration about the amount of public school testing, education leaders in Maryland and 10 other states decided this week to cut back on the reading and math tests introduced only three months ago.
Less than half of Maryland's kindergartners are ready to tackle the Common Core curriculum that's being rolled out in schools, state officials reported Tuesday.
Baltimore County school officials will strengthen arts programs at three high schools but phase out magnet programs at three elementary schools as part of a reorganization of magnet offerings over the next five to seven years.