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

Kirwan Commission Discusses Equity in Education, Maryland’s ESSA Draft Plan

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 focused on addressing the impact of poverty on public education, resources for at-risk students, community schools, and Maryland’s ESSA (Every Student … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Discusses Equity in Education, Maryland’s ESSA Draft Plan

Kirwan Commission Discusses Teachers, Instructional Systems

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education held its most recent meeting last week in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission focused on developing world-class, highly coherent instructional systems and creating clear gateways for students through the system, with no dead … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Discusses Teachers, Instructional Systems

Kirwan Commission Reconvenes, Focuses on Attracting and Retaining High Quality Teachers

After a brief hiatus in honor of the 2017 Maryland legislative session, the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education met today in Annapolis. Known as the Kirwan Commission because it is chaired by former University System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, the Commission today focused on high-quality teaching and school leadership development. Maryland schools are having … Continue reading Kirwan Commission Reconvenes, Focuses on Attracting and Retaining High Quality Teachers