Maryland’s legislative effort to funnel more money to schools for everything from textbooks to teacher salaries is resulting in educational improvements, concludes a preliminary report.
The Bridge to Excellence Act, approved by the Maryland General Assembly in 2002, aims to bring an additional $1.3 billion to public schools by 2008. MGT of America Inc., a research firm based in Tallahassee, Fla., found improvement in math and reading at the local level based on the Maryland School Assessment. The report also found that 40 percent of principals surveyed said the additional funding has led to new programs and practices that have improved education.
A version of this article appeared in the February 14, 2007 edition of Education Week