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