David R Brinkley

Advisory panels say improving Maryland's public schools will require expanded pre-K and changes to teacher pay

Advisory panels say improving Maryland's public schools will require expanded pre-K and changes to teacher pay

A commission examining how to overhaul Maryland’s public schools system received far-reaching recommendations Thursday that call for major expansions of early childhood education and a change in how teachers are paid.

The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education heard recommendations from three of its work groups as the panel moves into its final phase of writing a highly-anticipated report for the General Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan.

Final decisions on the full commission’s recommendations are expected at its Sept. 5 meeting.

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