Report: Increased state funding strengthened Maryland schools

01/8/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Maryland students dramatically improved their scores on state reading and math tests within five years of the state legislature spending $2 billion more on education, primarily on teacher salaries, according to a consultant's report. The spending -- which was targeted at disadvantaged schools, ELL students and children with disabilities -- helped propel Maryland to the top of Education Week's annual school ratings.

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