Education Week has ranked Maryland Schools number one for a fourth consecutive year. The rankings give the state a B+ while the national average is a C. The state got its best grade, an A, for its early education programs and for preparing students for college and jobs after graduation. Maryland also ranked first among states in the percentage of students who do well on Advanced Placement tests, according to a Baltimore Sun article.
Maryland schools have been ranked No. 1 in the nation by a leading education publication for the fourth year in a row, earning a grade of B+ compared to the national average of C.
“If it had been two, five or seven, my picture would have been on the bulletin board, and I would have been out of here,” Sadusky said, referring to a feared slipping in the rankings.
Sadusky stepped in over the summer as interim superintendent while the state school board looks for a replacement for Nancy S. Grasmick, who held the job for two decades. He said he was delighted, but the state has much more work to do.