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Craig Rice

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Councilmember Craig Rice

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COMMISSION ON INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
(Kirwan Commission)  

Maryland Commission on Innovation and
Excellence in Education 
to Hold Four Public Hearings Around the State for Public Input
(click here for latest Committee Update

AutBuddy Proclamation

(Annapolis, MD) –– The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education will hold four public hearings throughout the State for people to testify on policies and strategies to make Maryland a top performing education system in the world and to prepare students for the 21st century global economy, and the funding needed for public preK 12 schools to achieve those goals.  “Maryland’s public schools are good, but they can be much better,” said Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, former chancellor of the University System of Maryland and chair of the Commission.  “Our students deserve to receive the best education in the world –– and they will need it to be competitive in the 21st century.  We welcome the input of teachers, parents, students, and others who care about public schools to tell us what they think we need to do for Maryland to become a world class education system and prepare students for college and careers.”   ( Read More

Clarksburg Community  Celebrates Opening of Redesigned Stringtown Road at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
August 31, 2017

"Since taking office in 2010, I’ve advocated on behalf of Clarksburg on the pressing need to widen and realign Stringtown Road due to the grave safety concerns addressed by residents,” said Councilmember Craig Rice, who represents Clarksburg and much of the up-county. “I am pleased that the community can now access Stringtown Road with confidence because of its enhanced accessibility and safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians.”.  ( read more)

Community meets to Discuss 
Universal Pre-K  in
Montgomery County

What a vibrant, engaged and informative community dialogue we had at our August 23rd Universal Pre-K meeting. The conversation focused on various models of what the educational philosophy of pre-k for all could look like in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Council and Montgomery County Public Schools are working together on setting our kids up for a successful, safe and happy life! If you missed it, watch the video, take a look at a few of the highlights.

COMMISSION ON INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

AutBuddy Proclamation

Education commission not just about money, but how it’s spent, and what it achieves By Len Lazarick | October 31, 2016...  “ What it will take for Maryland to compete with the best education systems in the world.”
“These other countries that used to be behind us are now way ahead,” said Tucker.
In response to a question from Craig Rice, a Montgomery County Council member, about whether the foreign school systems studied had the same issues with diversity, Tucker said some of the systems, such as Shanghai, had large numbers of disadvantaged students speaking other dialects. ( click here to read the article in its entirety)



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