April 6, 2012
Maryland is poised to join a growing number of states that are requiring students to stay in school until their 18th birthday, a shift that President Barack Obama urged during his State of the Union address in January. A measure to raise the compulsory attendance age — state students now must attend until they turn 16 — has cleared both chambers in the Maryland General Assembly. It needs final approval by the Senate, which is expected as early as today. Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign the legislation, which would fully take effect in 2017.
November 14, 1990
Maryland's future teaching needs are to be discussed Dec. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Loyola College's Knott Hall.The program is designed for adults with bachelor's degrees with significcant course work in math, science, social studies, or English and for people interested in becoming certified in those areas.The college and the Maryland State Department of Education ae the sponsors. Call 532-5094 or (800) 221-9107, ext. 5094.
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 .