Maryland Schools Rank #1 .... Again
This morning, I learned that – for an unprecedented FIFTH consecutive year – Maryland schools have been ranked the best in the country by Education Week. All of Maryland’s students, parents, teachers and administrators should be very proud of this extraordinary accomplishment.
We can’t create new jobs without investing in education and I am proud that Maryland’s Congressional delegation has continued to advocate for federal education funding during these difficult economic times. Maryland has been awarded a portion of the federal government’s $4.3 billion “Race to the Top” funding, which has helped the state strengthen standards for students and teachers, create a new data system to track progress and improve teacher evaluations, according to the governor. Last year, Maryland also received a $50 million, 4-year federal grant to continue its early childhood education programs.