…in new ranking under poor leadership.
By The Associated Press
October 24, 2013 – 05:30 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – While Maryland’s school system has had the top spot in a publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s schools for five years in a row, the state is far from the top of a new report comparing eighth-graders in the United States with other states and 38 other countries.
Massachusetts was the only state to score in a top rating in math in the study being released Thursday by the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. Only eight -states – Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin – scored in a top rating for science.
Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Maryland State Superintendent of schools has been criticized for showing very poor leadership skills in various ways and received an F grade for Common Core meetings so far.