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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 ends. 362 more words

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The 2017 General Assembly's Effect on Education Policy

The Maryland Association of Boards of Education releases its presentation on the implications of the most recent legislative session.

The Maryland Association of Board of Education’s bill-by-bill review of major legislative enactments is intended as a briefing for local boards of education. 132 more words

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Saturday Marks Beginning For New Tax Laws

While most legislation passed by the General Assembly this past session becomes effective October 1st, a few new tax laws – including a noteworthy income tax deduction bill that will erode both state and county income tax revenues – become effective on July 1st. 287 more words

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Delegate Aumann Bows out of Md. Senate race, Re-Election Bid

Baltimore County state Del. Susan Aumann is leaving elected office after four terms, the Republican confirmed in a statement Tuesday.

“Serving in the General Assembly is an incredible honor. 217 more words

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MACo Seeking 2018 Legislative Initiative Ideas

MACo is currently welcoming suggestions for legislative initiatives for the 2018 legislative session.

Each year, MACo adopts up to four topics to forward as initiatives — working with supportive legislators to get those bills introduced and enacted. 143 more words

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Speaker Busch Undergoes Liver Transplant

Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch, one of the state’s most powerful political leaders, underwent a liver transplant Thursday to resolve ongoing health problems he has attributed to skin cancer medication. 537 more words

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Governor Hogan Vetoes Sick Leave Bill

Governor Hogan today announced he will veto HB 1 / SB 230, Labor and Employment РMaryland Healthy Working Families Act, a bill that would have required employers with 15 or more full-time employees to provide workers with at least five days of sick and safe leave per year. 288 more words

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