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.
The state of Maryland is announcing a new initiative with the federal government to modernize the state’s unique rate-setting system for hospital services.
A federal report has found Maryland claimed at least $20.6 million in unallowable Medicaid costs.
Federal officials are granting another eight states flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.
Education officials in Maryland are expected to apply for a waiver from the most rigid requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.