Student 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?
Cracking the code. They are schools in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. But when it comes to good grades and top test scores, students are outpacing other children in more affluent areas statewide.
While Maryland’s school system has had the top spot in a publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s schools for five years in a row, the state is far from the top of a new report comparing eighth-graders in the United States with other states and 38 other countries.
The report card is in for Baltimore City schools. Students rank below the national average, but they’re still making some important progress.
Praying for better grades. That’s what happened inside a Baltimore City school and now legal experts say it violated the separation of church and state.