The Maryland General Assembly convenes tomorrow for its legislative session this year. Education leads the agenda in some ways.
The opioid crisis has caused schools to adjust their services, sometimes beyond the needs of current funding or staffing levels.
While heroin itself appears to have leveled off in Maryland, abuse of other opioids, esp. the synthetic fentanyl, have spiked.
Md.’s gov. wouldn’t sign off on the state board’s school accountability plan, but his objections were based on the use of standardized tests.
The public school privatization argument is worth talking about—if only to bust the myth that it will solve all our problems. It won’t even come close.
The day after Labor Day is the new start of the school year for almost every one of Maryland’s 24 school districts, under a new executive order.
Schools in Md. have been ordered by the governor to start the school year after Labor Day. It works for business. Does it work for kids?
Opioid abuse has hit high schools, so educators in many states, incl. Maryland, stock schools with an emergency overdose antidote drug.
Reducing greenhouse gases would reduce the effects of climate change. Have 9 states found a way to do that?
Let summer be summer, and don’t start school too early to cut it short, writes a columnist in Naperville, IL.