Will the General Assembly answer public calls for a bold school spending plan? We know Gov. Hogan won’t.Ciera Smith, a high school student in Baltimore City, urges the Kirwan Commission to increase school funding. CREDIT: WBAL.Last week was a big moment for the Kirwan Commission. On Thursday, the 25 commissioners heard from roughly a dozen of the […]
For one thing, there was no Blue Ivy Carter ……but there was the Bridge to Excellence Act (also known as the Thornton Plan), which the General Assembly passed in 2002 thanks to MSEA’s advocacy. It was an “historic” accomplishment according to the New York Times. Thornton funding helped make Maryland the nation’s highest rated school system […]
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 Today, the Maryland State Department of Education released Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test results for the 2016-2017 school year. Maryland State Education Association President Betty Weller released the following statement: “This year’s PARCC scores are a reflection of the fact that our […]
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Steven Hershkowitzshershkowitz@mseanea.org(410) 353-0755 Today, Gov. Larry Hogan signed the unanimously-approved More Learning, Less Testing Act (SB452) into law. The legislation limits mandated testing to 2.2% of the year in Maryland public schools—or 23.8 hours in elementary and middle schools and 25.7 hours in high schools—except in eighth grade, where the limit […]
May 12, 2017 Celebrate Educator Appreciation Day with MSEA at our headquarters in downtown Annapolis! You’ll find exclusive educator–only discounts and specials for MSEA members at shops and businesses on Main and West streets and Maryland Avenue. Stop by MSEA for your list of participating businesses and wristband. Friends and family are welcome to join us! Click on the link below for several […]
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