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School District in Maryland Publishes Per-Pupil Expenditure Data

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools have now published their per-pupil expenditure data on the Maryland School Report Card site. The data breaks down school-level spending data based on “the needs of students served in each school,” such as the number of students who live in…

Virginia Implements New Professional Development Program to Retain Novice Teachers

To mitigate teacher shortages, the Virginia Department of Education and the James Madison University College of Education have announced a new partnership called the Virginia New Teacher Support Program, which aims to retain novice teachers in the state. Under this program, first and second-year teachers…

School District in Maryland Outlines 13 Requirements for Reopening Their Schools

St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) has recently announced their plans for reopening, releasing thirteen requirements that schools must follow. These range from requiring schools to have a recovery plan to health and public safety concerns to tracking virtual class time. All local recovery plans…

Georgia DOE Requests Input on Seeking Standardized Testing Waiver for 2020-2021 School Year with New Online Survey

As previously reported, Georgia has become the first state to announce its intent to seek a federal testing waiver for the 2020-21 academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the Georgia Department of Education are now asking the public for feedback on this…

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