Kirwan Commission Aims to Revamp “At-Risk” Funding Formulas

The [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission heard recommendations on how to best improve educational outcomes for at-risk students. In addition to the wealth adjusted per-pupil foundation … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Aims to Revamp “At-Risk” Funding Formulas

Kirwan Commission Begins Finalizing Recommendations

High-profile education commission begins finalizing recommendations on early childhood education, teacher pay, and career and college readiness pathways. The [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission heard reports … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Begins Finalizing Recommendations

Kirwan Commission Considers Major Pay Increase for Teachers

Eliminating the gap in compensation between teachers and high-status professions that require comparable levels of education is a major piece of the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education’s preliminary report. The High-Quality Teachers and Leaders workgroup, one of four workgroups tasked with costing out the Commission’s preliminary recommendations, today discussed a potential model for increasing … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Considers Major Pay Increase for Teachers

Kirwan Commission, Take Two

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education reconvened today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission resumed its work after taking a brief hiatus during the 2018 legislative session. The Commission was originally set to complete its work in time for … Continue reading Kirwan Commission, Take Two

Conduit Street Podcast: Kirwan Commission, Take Two. Fiscal Forecast, Session Resources, & Interim Intrigue

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson highlight some of the best resources for information on the General Assembly, provide insight on the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence In Education (which reconvened this week), discuss Maryland’s fiscal picture, and preview some hot-button issues for the 2018 interim. MACo has … Continue reading Conduit Street Podcast: Kirwan Commission, Take Two. Fiscal Forecast, Session Resources, & Interim Intrigue

Kirwan Commission Finalizes Preliminary Recommendations

High-profile school commission wraps up preliminary report The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission is charged with reviewing and assessing current education financing formulas and accountability measures. After a … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Finalizes Preliminary Recommendations

Op-Ed Urges Kirwan Commission to Consider Race in Education Recommendations

Advocates call on Kirwan Commission to consider policy recommendations informed by race An opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun advocates for the Kirwan Commission (formally the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education) to craft policy recommendations that are informed by race. The co-authors of the op-ed, Erika Seth Davies and Laura Gamble, lament that the Commission … Continue reading Op-Ed Urges Kirwan Commission to Consider Race in Education Recommendations

Kirwan Commission Stays True To Form

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission is charged with reviewing and assessing current education financing formulas and accountability measures. It was widely anticipated that today’s meeting would focus … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Stays True To Form

Is the Kirwan Commission the Best Kept Secret in Maryland?

At a panel discussion at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Conference, Commissioners on the statewide education policy group reveal process, timing, and outreach concerns. The Maryland Association of Boards of Education Conference last week offered an educational workshop on the Kirwan Commission titled, “What You Need to Know About the Kirwan Commission on Innovation … Continue reading Is the Kirwan Commission the Best Kept Secret in Maryland?

Kirwan Commission Charts Path Forward

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission heard testimony on Maryland’s ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Consolidated State Plan, discussed how Maryland’s education system compares to top performing … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Charts Path Forward