The governor today announced the creation of the TELL Maryland survey (that's short for Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning). Between now and mid-March, all teachers, principals and other certified personnel in the state's public schools will get a login and password for a Web-based survey. The point is to gather information about school conditions, teacher satisfaction and areas for improvement. Surveys will be confidential and take about 30 minutes to complete. (Yes, I know, teachers in the city already have to do another school climate survey.) The TELL project is costing the state about $100,000.