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All teaching staff laid off at a renowned choir college

A world-renowned choir college in N.J. may become homeless after it is sold to a firm that specializes in for-profit K-12 schools internationally.

SAT scores for the nation are out

The SAT scores for the nation came out today. Md. students from the class of 2017 performed about avg., IL students a little better, but fewer took it in IL.

Federal rule change could make grad rates fall

States that offer different levels of high school diploma may need to adjust their graduation rates pursuant to a federal rule change.

Magazine declares top high schools in America

Based on its own criteria, well established as they may be, a news magazine once again ranked high schools in America.

Minorities lose trust in teachers; college less likely

New studies show minorities perceive more bias and lose more trust in teachers during middle school than whites. It affects college.

Does class rank matter?

How open you are to new experiences and how conscientious you are might be more important than your GPA, and colleges know it.

More students take ACT, but scores drop a little

ACT participation is up a little, achievement of the college-readiness benchmark on the test is down a little. Some state data is released.

Md. school funding commission leader named

A new educational funding commission in Md. will be chaired by a man with a legacy of expanding spending in the name of "innovation."

H.S. diplomas shouldn’t mean college-readiness

We should stop assuming high school graduation needs to be tied to college-readiness since, among other problems, the term can't actually be defined.

The Mt. St. Mary’s-Univ. of Iowa similarity

The president at a small university in Md. stepped down under fire over his use of a bunny metaphor to describe freshman students.