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’

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

Kirwan Retires as Chancellor of University System of Maryland

As reported in the Washington Post, William E. “Brit” Kirwan is retiring as chancellor of Maryland’s public university system after a 12-year tenure known for his campaigns to expand access to higher education and use technological innovation to rejuvenate staid lecture courses. As described, One of his passions is an initiative to use computer interaction … Continue reading Kirwan Retires as Chancellor of University System of Maryland

MACo Agenda: 2018 Initiatives, Growth Plan, and School Funding

MACo’s offices will be abuzz on September 27, as the Legislative Committee will meet at 11am, and an ad hoc discussion on school funding will follow in the afternoon. The 11am meeting of the Legislative Committee involves designees from each jurisdiction, selected to represent their county. County officials, both elected and appointed, are welcome to … Continue reading MACo Agenda: 2018 Initiatives, Growth Plan, and School Funding

MSDE, Baltimore City Sign Agreement To Improve Failing Schools

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Baltimore City Public Schools have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to improve failing schools in the district. The MOU outlines the state’s plan to improve twenty-seven low-performing schools across the state, twenty-four of which are located in Baltimore City. According to The Baltimore Sun, “The key … Continue reading MSDE, Baltimore City Sign Agreement To Improve Failing Schools

MACo To Host ‘Deep Dive’ On Education Funding

MACo will be hosting a “deep dive” session on Wednesday, September 27; from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the MACo offices in Annapolis. This session is open to any county officials who are interested in a more substantive update on the Kirwan Commission – the state’s major effort to evaluate and reform public education … Continue reading MACo To Host ‘Deep Dive’ On Education Funding

Report Calls for More Career & Technology Education at Montgomery County Schools

A study team is recommending that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) make more of an effort to prepare students for careers, not just for college. Education Strategy Group Fund, a consulting firm based in Chevy Chase, was hired by MCPS to analyze the district’s efforts to prepare students for an ever changing workforce. According to The Washington … Continue reading Report Calls for More Career & Technology Education at Montgomery County Schools