The Maryland public school system is no longer ranked No. 1 in the nation (no system was) but fared well in an independent national report released today.
Education Week, a national education newspaper, had ranked Maryland number one in the nation for the past five years, based on a composite score derived from performance and policies across six broad categories. This year, the publication decided against issuing a composite score for states across those six critical categories – nor ranking states overall – and instead issued grades and rankings in just three categories. The other three categories were not updated.