Category Archives: Public Education

Brown, Gansler and Mizeur to attend Young Democrats Convention in Annapolis.

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All three major Democratic candidates for Maryland governor will make an appearance March 22 2014 at the annual Young Democrats of Maryland convention in Annapolis.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur will appear in separate panel discussions with their running mates during the daylong event.

Other speakers include House Speaker Mike Busch, Comptroller Peter Franchot and a Twitter debate among candidates for attorney general as outlined yesterday in our blog. The event also will feature a straw poll of competitive races in the June primary.

Anne Arundel County Young Democrats is hosting the annual convention, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville St.

Tickets are $20, but group rates for local chapters are available. To register, visit http://www.ydmaryland.org/convention

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Maryland’s three Democratic gubernatorial candidates – Delegate Heather Mizeur (l), Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (c), and Attorney General Doug Gansler (r). (Courtesy Photo)

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MD. State seeks to delay using test scores…

…to evaluate teachers. Maryland State Board of Education finally bores down under pressure.

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Amid a developing backlash against fast-paced, state-mandated education  reforms, Maryland school officials want to delay the use of student test scores  to evaluate teachers for three years.

Maryland had committed to using test scores in the evaluations for teachers  and principals beginning at the end of this school year as part of an agreement  the state made several years ago to secure millions in federal grant money.

But the state has made the switch to teaching the more rigorous Common Core  this year, and the test aligned with those standards is not ready. Officials  believe they need two years of data from the new test to evaluate teachers  accurately. That data would not be available until the 2016-2017 school  year.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-teacher-evaluation-extension-20140225,0,1733547.story#ixzz2uOxdWbqF

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Call your elected officials now and the media. Ask them to demand investigations, initiation of changes from Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)  and the Unions representing employees among other issues. Request that MSDE slows down and corroborates with the stakeholders… Then thank them for demanding accountability and transparency in Maryland. There is no smoke without fire!!

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Dr. Lillian M. Lowery Maryland State Superintendent  of schools (Pictured above) has been criticized for showing very poor leadership skills in various ways including discriminatory conduct. She has received an F grade for Common Core meetings and other reform implementations in Maryland so far. Above all, she does not believe in the due process of the law and continues to contribute to the culture of impunity. 

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In our opinion, We aver and therefore believe Maryland State Board of Education President Dr. Charlene Dukes (shown here) has demonstrated a culture of corrupt leadership style and continues “an integrated pattern of pay to play,”  High suspension rates, violation of due process rights, manipulation inter alia during her tenure as President for Maryland State Board of Education.

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Donnie Dukes, special education teacher in Prince George’s, being placed on leave

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Donna Montgomery, chief executive officer at Options Public Charter School, arrives at the school.

A special education teacher in Prince George’s County is being placed on administrative leave after school officials learned Wednesday that he pleaded guilty to overbilling the District for bus rides that his company never provided to students.

Donnie Dukes, who previously worked as a compliance officer in the District and operated a student transportation business, admitted on Wednesday that he charged the city for $300,000 worth of rides that were never given.

Dukes, who also previously worked as a principal of Options Public Charter School, was hired in Prince George’s in August 2012. Dukes works at Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park, school officials said. >>> Read more Washington Post

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Parkdale High School in PGCPS District is affected by Options Public Charter School fiasco in Washington DC.

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Read more about previous coverage here >>>> Embezzlement in Education using charter schools in Washington DC and Maryland with Donna Montgomery, chief executive officer.