Lawmakers, educators push for less classroom testing time

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland is ranked as the second-worst state in the nation for teacher classroom autonomy, according to the Learning Policy Institute, and testing mandates are a major contributor to this ranking, according to the Maryland State Education Association.

Post-Labor Day School Start Could Hurt Working Families, Union Says

Though some in tourism-dependent Ocean City cheered Gov. Larry Hogan’s move to force Maryland schools to start after Labor Day, the Maryland State Education Association said it could hurt lower-income families who would be forced to pay for another week of summer child care.

PARCC Results Show More Than Half of Maryland Students Not College or Career Ready

BALTIMORE – Maryland State Department of Education releases the results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today, and the scores are disappointing.

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Local schools have struggled to remain autonomous with binding regulations coming from the state and federal education departments.

Average Maryland Teacher Sees Drop In Salary

Despite an increased workload as a result of the Common Core State Standards, Maryland teachers have seen a dip in their average salary since 2009.

Law Would Give Autonomy Back To Local Schools

Some legislators, the teacher’s union and local school officials are fighting the Maryland State Board of Education to get local autonomy back for teacher evaluations.