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School board members in Maryland allege graduation fraud

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UPPER MARLBORO — Board members of Maryland’s second-largest school district have signed a May 30-dated letter calling for investigation into alleged “widespread systemic corruption” that fraudulently boosted graduation rates since 2014. Local news outlets report four of Prince George’s County’s ...

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Maryland schools agency denies it was source of data breach

FREDERICK — The Maryland State Department of Education says it was not the source of a data breach that exposed personal information of about 1,000 former Frederick County students. The department released a statement Monday contradicting one that Frederick County ...

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Maryland career readiness test scores show slight improvement in math

ANNAPOLIS — Students across Maryland generally improved their math scores from last year on the state’s annual standardized test, but once again fewer than half of the test-takers were able to pass. The Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday ...

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AG: Superintendent bill doesn’t violate separation of powers

Sen Joan Carter Conway explains the need to change the status quo after 100 years when it comes to hiring a state schools superintendent. (The Daily Record / Bryan Sears.)

A bill seeking to give the Senate confirmation authority over the next state schools superintendent does not violate the separation of powers in the Maryland Constitution, according to an advisory letter written by an assistant attorney general assigned to the General Assembly.

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High-school assessment struggles not surprising to higher education officials

A new assessment test given to high-school students across the state found that less than half of Maryland’s 10th-graders are meeting expectations for their English skills and less than a third of students taking Algebra 1 are meeting their performance ...

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