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State official argues against MSA cancellation

A Maryland education official struck back against a bill that would try to cancel most standardized testing in public schools this spring. He said it would keep teachers in suspension for the next few weeks, unsure about what to plan for.

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U.S. to schools: Rethink how you discipline

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation’s schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal’s office. Even before the announcement, school districts around the country ...

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Md. schools’ standardized tests under fire

ROCKVILLE — The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials. The annual tests are given to elementary and middle-school students, starting in third grade. Critics say they are ...

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Joe Nathanson: Transform Baltimore by building schools and neighborhoods

With students having returned to their classrooms across Baltimore, it’s a brand new school year with many changes ahead. The school system itself is in transition with the departure of CEO Andres A. Alonso. The interim CEO, Tisha Edwards, must boost academic achievement while implementing a new curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards being adopted by most states. At the same time she will be launching the decade-long campaign to transform the physical facilities where students do their learning.

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