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’

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’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter

The social media site Twitter has become a fast-moving setting for news, information, and advocacy on public affairs. We welcome followers of MACo’s own Twitter feed for updates from the Conduit Street blog and other MACo hot topics, and often use Twitter to reach our own audience, and to hear from others following the same issues as county leaders. … Continue reading MACo’s Weekly County News & Notes… from Twitter