In Maryland, some schools overcome challenges to stand out in new rating system

Principal Matt Hornbeck rarely interrupts the school day to make announcements over the intercom. He doesn’t want to be a distraction during students’ time to learn. But on Tuesday, he couldn’t help himself. When he got the news that Hampstead Hill Academy was one of the top-performing schools in the city — and the state — he had to share it with the students, teachers and staff. “We’re an example of a city school that’s getting it done,” Hornbeck said. (Balt. Sun)

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