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Maryland schools Superintendent Lowery resigns for new job

Maryland schools Superintendent Lowery resigns for new job

Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing, abruptly announced Friday that she's leaving the job. Lowery's resignation — which shocked even those who worked closely with her — comes just months before the state faces important policy decisions on many of the initiatives she helped to shepherd, including the controversial Common Core standards as well as new tests and new teacher evaluations. "It is a big loss for the state," Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance said. "We were dealing with some tough transitions, and she led us through that." ...

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