Maryland public schools began opening their doors Monday, Aug. 19, as more than one million students begin to head back for the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
By the time all schools have opened their doors on Aug. 27, more than 860,000 K-12 students will fill classrooms and another 250,000 children will be involved in some form of pre-kindergarten, Head Start, or licensed childcare program.
“With better choices, we have built what Education Week magazine says is the #1 best public school system in America for the fifth year in a row,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “To create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments. In Maryland, we’ve chosen to make targeted investments in education so our children will grow up with the opportunities and skills they need to succeed.”