Conduit Street Podcast: Primary Ballot Battle, Kirwan 2.0, Wynne Whammy, & #MACoCon

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson break down the primary ballot battle between gubernatorial Candidate Valerie Ervin and the State Board of Elections, provide insight on the [Kirwan] Commission on Innovation and Excellence In Education, discuss the latest twist in the Wynne saga, and preview the 2018 … Continue reading Conduit Street Podcast: Primary Ballot Battle, Kirwan 2.0, Wynne Whammy, & #MACoCon

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

Early Kirwan Legislation is a Push in the Right Direction

With some of the early findings coming from the Kirwan Commission, there is a proposed bill that would implement several of its early policy recommendations. Some of the highlights include establishing a teacher outreach and recruitment program to address subject areas where resources are lacking, while looking to recruit a stronger and diverse array of … Continue reading Early Kirwan Legislation is a Push in the Right Direction

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 School Recommendations Won’t Be Ready for 2018 Session

High-profile school commission will not have funding recommendations for the election-year session The Kirwan Commission (formally the Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Education) met in Annapolis yesterday, and its chair announced publicly that the body would not have time to reach a set of final recommendations on school funding by December. This derails widely … Continue reading Kirwan School Recommendations Won’t Be Ready for 2018 Session

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?

Dr. Kirwan To Education Commission: ‘We’ve Reached The Beginning Of The End’

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. Dr. Kirwan opened the meeting with a message to … Continue reading Dr. Kirwan To Education Commission: ‘We’ve Reached The Beginning Of The End’