'Frankly, devastating’: Maryland reading scores decline on national assessment

Maryland students’ reading scores on a key national exam declined this year, new data shows, mirroring a troubling trend apparent in dozens of states. The drop comes as the state’s education advocates are gearing up for a major legislative battle over how schools are funded. The latest test scores, they say, are proof Maryland must take dramatic action to revamp its education system or watch its students fall further behind. (Balt. Sun)

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