The Answer Sheet: Maryland

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Study: Most states don't score well on financial literacy

Here's how every state did on its commitment to financial literacy.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/03/2013

More than 200 colleges, universities still accepting students for fall

Here are some of the college and universities still taking students for fall.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Why is Maryland spending millions in public funds for private school books, computers?

There's an interesting item in the 2014 supplemental budget that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has submitted: A request for $500,000 in "additional funds for non-public school textbooks." What is this all about?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 10/12/2010

U-Md. marching band wins $25,000 challenge with 'Book em Danno'

The University of Maryland marching band wins $25,000 for its ability to spell out "Hawaii Five-0" and "Book em Danno." If you don't know what that means, you have never watched Hawaii Five-0, the old series or the new one.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:08 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Naval Academy prof wins Maryland parent involvement award

A U.S. Naval Academic history professor who helped lead an effort to reform two Anne Arundel County middle schools--even though his five children are too young to be middle schoolers--won Maryland’s statewide award for parent involvement. And a Montgomery County parent is one of the finalists.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:05 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Social media addiction: Worse than you think

So 200 University of Maryland students agreed to go without social media for 24 hours--no cell phones or computers--and their reaction was akin to drug withdrawal. I don’t know if these students are clinically addicted or not, but anybody who remembers enjoying life before the cell phone was invented may find some of the student's blog posts disturbing because they reveal thinking that is markedly narrow, unimaginative and too often historically obtuse.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 04/19/2010

Maryland’s big education mistake

Education officials in state after state are moving to contort their elementary and secondary school systems to align with the priorities of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to win some of the $3 billion being dangled by the Obama administration in its Race to the Top competition. It is especially unfortunate to Maryland, a state with a well-regarded education system, promote reforms that include some that have no basis in research--or in common sense.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:30 PM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/16/2010

Terps Coach Williams: Keep college advising to yourself

Terrapins Coach Williams commits a technical foul when he reacts negatively to an annual study that showed that the University of Maryland at College Park has the lowest graduation rate--8 percent--among the 65 teams in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/09/2009

WHY IT MATTERS: Porn Movie Tests University Leaders

The Answer Sheet bets that setting policy about pornographic movies is not the first thing you would think higher education administrators would be wrestling with at the start of a new year. But at the University of Maryland at College...

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)