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Student scores have largest one-year drop since MSAs began

Student scores have largest one-year drop since MSAs began

Maryland student test scores had the largest one-year drop since the administration of the Maryland School Assessment began a decade ago, a result of the transition to a new Common Core curriculum, state education leaders said.

UMUC considering plan to become independent nonprofit with ties to university system

The University of Maryland University College, which has been struggling with declining enrollment, is considering severing some ties with the state...

City seeks to curb pre-K and kindergarten suspensions

Thornton says more needs to be done to support young disruptive students, but not when others are in danger.

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Arundel school board censures former member Peterson for 'startling' remarks

A former Anne Arundel County school board member says he'll resign from a school system ethics panel after being censured by the board for...

University of Maryland, city officials urge safety on U.S. 1

— Three University of Maryland students crossed U.S. 1 this weekend, hours after a fatal hit-and-run on the same stretch of road.

County school officials pledge better communications on Dumbarton expansion

Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Tuesday pledged to improve communications with Rodgers Forge residents regarding updates and...

Pruski's exit from school board for County Council run leaves seat unfilled

Anne Arundel County school board member Andrew Pruski, who recently won the Democratic nomination for a County Council seat, announced his...

Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground

Emphasis on test scores criticized by teachers unions.

Longtime Catonsville residents question county's solution to overcrowding

While a Baltimore County solution is in the works to address overcrowded elementary schools in the southwest area, some Catonsville...

Design released for new Relay and Westowne Elementary schools

Construction of two new southwest Baltimore County elementary schools at the sites of Relay Elementary and Westowne Elementary will soon...

Laurel Prep Academy no longer an official school

Laurel Prep Academy, an institution operated out of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, is no longer considered an official school by the...

In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer

Howard County's public schools are considered among the best in the country and its teacher salaries are near the top in Maryland, but...

City schools officer pleads guilty to federal drug-dealing charge

A Baltimore City schools police officer pleaded guilty Monday to drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court, and faces no less than five...

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