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ERIC Number: EJ882807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Maryland
Carter, Emily
Peabody Journal of Education, v85 n1 p77-79 2010
This article provides information on Maryland's state education finance and governance. The state provides a foundation funding program, which guarantees a minimum or foundation level of per-pupil expenditures for children in all the state's school systems; this is done through a combination of state aid and local revenue. In 2002, Maryland enacted the Bridge to Excellence Act. The legislation provided an additional $1.3 billion in state aid for education. In terms of governance, there are 12 members on the state board of education, all of whom are appointed by the governor. The Maryland State Superintendent of Schools is the chief state school officer and is also appointed by the governor, while the Maryland Higher Education Commission is the coordinating body for the state's postsecondary education system. Meanwhile, Maryland, like many states, is faced with a shortage of qualified and effective teachers. In addition, Maryland struggles with teacher retention. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland