Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
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middle school students, are under fire by some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials who say the tests are outdated and meaningless in the age of Common Core academic standards.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.
Baltimore County Teachers Air Grievance With The 'Common Core' CurriculumBaltimore County teachers say new curriculum requirements are putting a strain on them and their students.