ERIC Number: ED424657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships. Final Report.
Maryland State Dept. of Legislative Services, Annapolis.
In 1997, Maryland formed the Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships. The group made a comprehensive review of education funding and programs in grades K-12 to ensure that students throughout Maryland have an equal opportunity for academic success. The task force's final report features the membership roster, the status of the task force's interim recommendations, and successful 1998 legislative initiatives, such as limited-English-proficiency grants, targeted-improvements grants, a teacher development program, a professional development program, school library programs, school construction in Prince George's County, and other measures. Initiatives needing continued support, as well as areas requiring further study, such as a student-enrollment count methodology and employment of retired teachers, are also detailed. The bulk of the report is contained in six appendices, which provide the full text for various house bills, including school accountability funding for excellence; Prince George's County school construction; workers' compensation--students in unpaid work-based-learning experiences; and the scholarship program for prospective teachers. Some approaches for determining student enrollment and distributing education aid to local school systems, and a summary of recommendations and responses by the Maryland State Department of Education are also provided. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Legislative Services, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland