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Ronald N. Young

Senators grill educators on Common Core

Senators grill educators on Common Core

A panel of state lawmakers grilled Maryland's top school officials Thursday over whether education reforms are being executed too quickly and putting undue stress on teachers. Senators on the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee told state schools Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery that they have been bombarded by concerns from teachers and parents. Many, they said, complained about how the state is simultaneously implementing three big programs: a new testing system, new ways to evaluate teachers and a more rigorous set of education standards known as the Common Core. "A lot of them have talked about tremendous stress," said Sen. Ronald N. Young, a Frederick...