Maryland State Department of Education

Sep 20, 2017

Foose declines state job after protests

Renee Foose, the former superintendent of the Howard County Schools system, has declined a position with the Maryland Department of Education one day after the state board approved her hire. A spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday evening that State Superintendent Karen Salmon told the governor’s staff that Foose declined the position at the […]

Sep 19, 2017

Maryland State Department of Education hires Foose

Renee Foose, the former Howard County Schools superintendent who was ousted in May by that county’s Board of Education, has landed a new position with the Maryland Department of Education. Foose was hired Tuesday by the department as the assistant state superintendent, assessment, accountability, and information technology. Her salary and start date were not immediately […]

Jun 20, 2017

School board members in Maryland allege graduation fraud

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 14 school board members allege whistleblowers have evidence about change[...]

Jan 5, 2017

Maryland launches listening tour for Every Student Succeeds

HAGERSTOWN — The Maryland State Department of Education is launching a statewide listening tour to help the agency develop a plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The first of five scheduled sessions is set for Thursday evening in Hagerstown. The new law allows states and districts to design their own […]

Dec 19, 2016

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 Public Schools issued Sunday. The county statement said an investigation indicated the information may have […]

Aug 24, 2016

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 released the scores for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam. […]

Feb 23, 2016

AG: Superintendent bill doesn’t violate separation of powers

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.

Oct 27, 2015

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 goals, according to data released Tuesday. But higher education officials say they’re not surprised by […]

Jun 22, 2014

Lawmakers seek options on public info requests

People who have attempted to access public records recently say they hope a government study that starts next month will make records more accessible.

Oct 15, 2013

Chesapeake College gets $122K grant

WYE MILLS — Chesapeake College has been awarded a $122,000 grant to partner with Caroline County Public Schools. The Star Democrat reports that the Maryland State Department of Education grant is part of an initiative directed at high school students studying in health-related career fields. The program’s goal is for students to earn at least 30 […]

Sep 4, 2013

Md. to host forums on Common Core school standards

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Department of Education plans to host four regional forums over the next month to help explain the Common Core State Standards for schools. State Superintendent Lillian Lowery and Maryland PTA President Ray Leone will attend the forums. The first will be held Sept. 10 at Easton High School in Talbot […]

Jul 23, 2013

Maryland School Assessment scores dip

Maryland School Assessment scores for elementary and middle school students have dropped this year as the state transitions to new national learning standards, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education. The percentage of elementary students scoring at the proficient levels in reading fell from 88.2 percent in 2012 to 86.4 […]

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