January 20, 2012
When interim Maryland State School Superintendent Bernard J. Sadusky made a presentation before two House of Delegates committee Friday, he spelled out certain principles for flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Alas, the folks at the Maryland State Department of Education showed a certain flexibility in spelling as well. Time for a trip to the principal's office?
November 1, 2007
Assessment test plan changes Students who haven't been able to pass the four high school assessment tests can substitute a project called the "bridge plan." To be eligible to do so, a student must: Have failed one or more of the tests twice and have already received some extra help. Have passed the course in the subject of the test. Have satisfactory attendance. Be on track to receive enough credits to graduate. For more information on the bridge plan, go to www.hsaexam.org Source: Maryland State Department of Education
August 17, 2006
As federal education standards grow more stringent, more Maryland schools are failing to make the grade - 241 last school year, up from 196 the year before, according to Maryland State Department of Education statistics released yesterday. Most of the schools added to the list of those not making "adequate yearly progress" are in Baltimore City, and Prince George's and Montgomery counties, with a few from Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. ONLINE To see a list of schools that did not show adequate progress in each county, go to baltimoresun.
August 31, 2012
Emmanuel Methodist Preschool, 10755 Scaggsville Road, off Route 29 or Interstate 95 in Howard County, is accepting registrations for the upcoming school year. Limited space is available in the Mothers' Morning Out program for ages 2 1/2, and the five-day program for 4 year olds. The preschool is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and has programs for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. For information, call 301-725-5178 or go to emmanuelpreschool.com .
November 16, 1995
St. Jane Frances students recognized in state contestStudents from St. Jane Frances School recently participated in the Annual Maryland Marathon at MacArthur Middle School, Fort Meade.The event, sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, tested students in problem-solving in math and engineering.St. Jane Frances students received ribbons in recognition of their teamwork in the invention round of the competition.Jim Saul won third place in the High Flying category; Joseph Selba, third place in the How Sweet It Is category; and Lindsey Carter, fourth place in the How Sweet It Is category.
December 27, 2011
According to the Maryland State Department of Education, there were 3,818 incidents of bullying in Maryland schools during the 2009-2010 school year, and reports of bullying have been increasing over the past three years. The harmful results of this increased bullying are more than just bruised arms and hurt feelings. Maryland law requires school staff to report bullying. As the state Department of Education noted in its model policy to address bullying: "Sometimes regarded as a 'rite of passage,' bullying and harassment can no longer be regarded as such.