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S. Dallas Dance

Baltimore County students deserve equity

Baltimore County students deserve equity

I began my tenure as superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) by listening to voices from all across the region during the 2012-2013 school year. From coastal to rural and suburban neighborhoods, this advice from students, families, educators and the community formed the foundation of our five-year strategic plan.

From many voices came a common concern: inequity. Stakeholders questioned differences in student access to academic rigor, resources including technology and modern facilities. Our high average student performance masked gaps in achievement between...