Public school teachers in the District of Columbia are improving their performance because they’re motivated by the possibility of substantial pay raises or because they don’t want to get fired, according to an academic study of the groundbreaking teacher-evaluation system implemented by former schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.
About 400 western Maryland public school teachers are gathering in Hagerstown for a three-day meeting aimed at helping poor students do better.
The Prince George’s County Council has adopted a $2.7 billion budget that increases spending on schools and includes bonuses for county employees.
Public schools in Washington have a new director of athletics, the first woman to head the department.
A new report shows nearly 90 percent of Baltimore elementary and middle schools fell short of academic targets this year.
The private forecasting service AccuWeather says it’s willing to modify its agreement with the Frederick County public schools after school officials said the company didn’t warn them about a storm system that spawned tornadoes in two neighboring counties.
For the third straight year, the trade publication Education Week has named Maryland’s public schools as the best in the country.