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Common Core and Equity: Maryland

 

 

Maryland Preview



Everyone from parents to politicians has an opinion about the common core state standards. Hear what education leaders from the Maryland State Department of Education have to say about how the state conducted site visits to each district in the state, including at least one elementary and at least one middle or high school, to help identify what was needed to ensure successful implementation of the standards. Educators from Baltimore City Public Schools, including Benjamin Franklin High School (BFHS), discuss how important it is to first focus on the “heart of the student” before getting to their mind. The educators from BFHS point out how this strategy has proven integral to their school’s turnaround success. Similarly, district leaders from Charles County Public Schools, share how they are using time to provide educators and students with greater learning opportunities. To learn more, watch the full video below. 

 

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Panelists

  • Charmaine Mercer, Ph.D., VP of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Henry Johnson, Ed.D., Assistant State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Nakia Hardy, Ed.D., Executive Director for Teaching & Learning, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Kimberly Hill, Ed.D., Superintendent, Charles County Public Schools
  • Amy Hollstein, M.A., Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Charles County Public Schools
  • Christopher Battaglia, Principal, Benjamin Franklin High School, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Keith Johnson, Education Program Specialist, Benjamin Franklin High School, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Kathy-Lynn Kiessling, Principal, John Hanson Middle School, Charles County Public Schools
  • Erica Williams, M.S.Ed., Teacher, John Hanson Middle School, Charles County Public Schools

 


Artifacts

Below are resources provided by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Charles County Public Schools. These artifacts contain information useful for districts and schools related to the implementation of the Common Core.


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