Education

‘We Rise and Fall Together,’ Ferguson Tells Nervous Montgomery Co. Leaders

It was simultaneously a homecoming and an introduction for presumed next state Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), as Ferguson addressed a large gathering...

Business Leaders Urge Funding, Adoption of Kirwan Commission Reforms

More than three dozen business leaders in Maryland signed a letter encouraging the state’s top lawmakers to fund and implement the multibillion-dollar Kirwan Commission...

Opinion: Md. Family Network Responds to DeFilippo Column on Kirwan

Ok boomer.We’ve heard that phrase volleyed about, debated, overused, and misused for the past several months. At its core, it encapsulates the complicated issues...

Six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools Announced

Six schools in Maryland received a top state honor on Tuesday. Five elementary schools and one middle school were designated as Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools:...

Auditors Fault College Savings Plan Agency on Record-Keeping, Staffing

Maryland’s college savings plan agency ― where dozens of boxes of old documents were discovered 4 ½ years ago ― should undergo a comprehensive...

Frank DeFilippo: Return on Investment Projections for Kirwan Seem Unrealistic

If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, every Maryland taxpayer should engage Strong Schools Maryland and the Sage Policy Group to plot the kind...

Letter: When We Prioritize Education Funding, We Make a Statement

To the Editor:Del. Anne Kaiser (D-Montgomery) was absolutely right in her recent remarks on funding the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. She urged people to...

Hogan Hammers Message of Accountability With School Takeover Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a plan on Thursday to allow local residents to take over schools that receive failing grades in...

115 Lawmakers Earn Perfect Scores from PIRG for 2019 Session

Two-thirds of the Maryland General Assembly – all Democrats – received a perfect score on a new report card from the Maryland Public Interest...

Study: Kirwan Benefits Would Exceed Costs by 2034

Some business leaders in Maryland are pressing for full funding of the Kirwan Commission multibillion-dollar education reform plan ― arguing that it makes good...