Maryland made important steps in the third year of implementing its $250 million Race to the Top education grant, but the state also faced multiple challenges, a U.S. Education Department report said Wednesday.
A snowstorm has delayed the start of Maryland School Assessment standardized testing in at least some of the state’s 24 school districts.
Students trying out a new standardized test this year won’t have to take overlapping portions of a test already in use, the state announced Friday. The federal government has granted a waiver to avoid double-testing.
Public schools are set to begin the Maryland School Assessments in less than five weeks, but lawmakers who consider the test too outdated say there’s still time to cancel it for the year. Next week the House of Delegates will review a proposal to do that.
An assessment of Maryland kindergartners shows young children in the state have made huge gains over the past decade in terms of their readiness for school.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed that 10 tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Friday.
A major tourist attraction in D.C. will remain closed.