Infrastructure The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All
Simply providing a student with a device and internet connection at home isn’t enough to ensure high-quality online learning.
Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
School & District Management Making a School Reopening Decision and Taking the Heat
School district leaders must make high-stakes decisions with woefully imperfect information.
Teaching & Learning Photos Struggling to Stay Connected on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as Teaching Moves Online
As teachers grapple with remote learning, a teacher on Maryland’s Eastern Shore faces the added challenge of a lack of home internet access.
Classroom Technology Teachers Without Internet Work in Parking Lots, Empty School Buildings During COVID-19
While most teachers have online access at home, internet service for many educators in rural areas is spotty, expensive, or nonexistent.
Education School Closures May Go Into the Fall If Coronavirus Resurges, State Chiefs Warn
Schools may have to continue closures in the fall if the coronavirus resurges, state schools chiefs in Maryland and Washington said. The warnings came the same week thata key federal official predicted schools would be able to reopen for the 2020-21 school year.
School & District Management Rapid Deployment of Remote Learning: Lessons From 4 Districts
Chief technology officers are facing an unprecedented test of digital preparedness due to the coronavirus pandemic, struggling with shortfalls of available learning devices and huge Wi-Fi access challenges.
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maryland
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
States Maryland Ranks Fourth on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a B, saw its educational strength buoyed by strong performance in areas that measure socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment.
School & District Management Here's What One State Is Doing to Prepare Students for the Jobs of the Future
Maryland may be a model for how states should approach educating students for the workforce of the future, according to a new policy brief.