Education

Funding Realities Hit Kirwan Commission. Hard.

The work of the Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education, or Kirwan Commission, will continue into 2019 after legislative leaders said it had become...

Frosh v. Trump: Report Breaks Down Past Year’s Legal Actions

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office challenged the federal government on 30 fronts in the past year, including by filing more than a...

With Education Lockbox Funding on the Way, Hogan Adds School Construction Promise to Mix

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) wants lawmakers to commit a portion of casino revenue to school construction spending over the next five years.Hogan...

Kirwan Commission Refines Cost Estimates, Funding Formulas Still Up in the Air 

The chairman of a committee looking to revamp Maryland’s education system promised on Thursday to deliver a full report before the start of the...

Guyton Begins Journey From State Board of Education to State Lawmaker

Maryland State Board of Education member Michele Jenkins Guyton read her resignation letter at the end of a marathon meeting on Tuesday. She read,...

The Return of Alvin Thornton

Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) has chosen former school board chairman Alvin Thornton, the onetime head of a crucial statewide commission...

With New Report Card, State Schools Receive a Star Rating

About 17 percent of Maryland’s schools are operating at the highest level, according to new accountability scores released by the Maryland State Department of...

List of Requests for Kirwan Commission Is Long 

As if the Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education didn’t already have a hefty task, things got heavier Thursday night.During a marathon session,...

As Kirwan Commission Works Through Cost Estimates, Public Invited to Testify

Advocacy groups and members of the public will have their moment to make recommendations on the future of education in Maryland at a public...

Hogan Thumps for Accountability in Final Kirwan Commission Recommendations

As a commission charged with re-thinking Maryland’s education policies prepares for a lengthy public hearing, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) is advocating for...