Maryland

A federal judge signed a joint settlement agreement last week that puts an end to a 26-year-old special education lawsuit in Baltimore.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
Teachers would have to put in three years, instead of two, to earn tenure, under recently passed legislation.
April 21, 2010 – Education Week
The settlement would end court oversight in July and the lawsuit by September 2012, if certain requirements are met.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore says it will close 13 schools in that city at the end of the current school year, the closings will displace 2,152 students.
March 10, 2010 – Education Week
Not all low-performing schools are alike, says a new report that offers a framework to help educators, policymakers, and advocates direct attention to the schools that need it most.
March 3, 2010 – Education Week
State and district officials are looking at how to deal with the days lost to unprecedented snowfalls this month in Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and elsewhere in a number of states.
February 24, 2010 – Education Week
Elizabeth Molina Morgan, who leads the 21,850-student Washington County, Md., school district, has been named the 2010 Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.
February 24, 2010 – Education Week
Few districts have tried to connect their systems to professional development, teacher promotion, and compensation.
December 16, 2009 – Education Week
The Prince George's County, Md., school system is rewarding teachers for good performance in the classroom, paying $1.1 million to 279 teachers and administrators from a dozen schools.
December 9, 2009 – Education Week
Ensuring that all students have access to physical education and sports may be the final frontier for inclusion, advocates say.
December 2, 2009 – Education Week

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