Program Pathways Update
Through 27 articulated program pathways, 366 high school students have been awarded a combination of 2,569 AACC credits, for a savings of over $226,000!
Interesting News in Education
Education Week – Sept. 9, 2011
A worker's level of education has a greater effect on his or her earnings over the course of a 40-year career than any other demographic factor, including gender or race, according to a new study released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Report: Maryland Selected as "Race to the Top" Finalist
According to a press release on July 27, 2010, Maryland was named a finalist for the federal government’s $4.3 billion “Race to the Top” education grant initiative. Maryland is eligible for up to $250 million in the grant program’s second round, expected to be awarded in September.
The "Race to the Top" program is aimed at boosting student achievement, reducing gaps in achievement among student subgroups, turning around struggling schools, and improving the teaching profession.
Maryland developed its proposal with unprecedented engagement and openness. State officials held more than 80 meetings with local systems, organizations, and teacher’s associations over the past six months. In addition, the State held 40 focus groups with teachers and principals.
Governor O’Malley has committed record investments to Maryland’s public schools all four years of his Administration, despite difficult economic times. This year, for the second year in a row, Education Week Magazine named Maryland’s public schools the number one school system in the nation. As a result of unprecedented state investment, Maryland’s elementary and middle school students achieved their highest MSA scores since testing began in 2003.
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