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Maryland slips from first to third in national education ranking
Maryland slips from first to third in national education ranking

Maryland fell from its perch as the No. 1 state in public education on Thursday, but the shove came from a change in the ranking criteria, not from any slide in performance. Education Week, the national newspaper that ranks state education systems based on statistical information, places Maryland third, behind Massachusetts and New Jersey, in the Quality Counts report it released Thursday. From 2009 through 2013, Maryland held first place in the rankings — a record touted frequently by politicians, business leaders and others looking to attract investment and families to the state. Education Week did not rank states last year. "We are all very proud that Maryland had that...

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