Common Core

Study: 47 Percent Of Kindergartners Ready For CurriculumState officials say less than half of Maryland's kindergartners are ready to tackle the Common Core curriculum that's being rolled out in schools.
Maryland Students, Educators Set For New Standardized TestOn a recent February afternoon, 125 seventh-grade students at Annapolis Middle School sat down in a multipurpose room with a laptop, pencils and graph paper at their desks.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Maryland School Assessment Scores FallStudent test scores slip. Reading and math scores on Maryland's state tests for elementary and middle school students have sink to their lowest levels in seven years. So what's to blame?
Bills To Address Problems With Common Core PassedThe Maryland General Assembly has approved measures to address concerns with the education program known as Common Core.
Feds Release Report On Race To The Top ProgressMaryland 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.
State: Workgroup Needed For Common Core SwitchStandards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.
Education Official Argues Against MSA CancellationLegislation that seeks to cancel most standardized testing in Maryland's public schools this spring would leave teachers unsure about what to plan for, a top state education official said Wednesday.
Parents Opposed To Common Core Speak OutIt's considered a new way of teaching and learning, but now parents opposed to what's called Common Core education are speaking out.
Md. School District Wants To Do Away With Old Assessment Test For StudentsTesting for testing sake. That's what some state school leaders are saying about the Maryland assessment test for students.
Md. Schools' Standardized Tests Under FireThe Maryland School Assessments, a set of standardized tests for elementary and middle school students, are under fire by some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials who say the tests are outdated and meaningless in the age of Common Core academic standards.
Teachers, Parents Struggle With New Common Core State StandardsIn Kelly Thompson's household, extracurricular activities are history.
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