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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 09, 2011

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY ON MARYLAND’S NUMBER-ONE RANKING FOR AP SUCCESS BY THE COLLEGE BOARD FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR



ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 9, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on Maryland’s number-one ranking in AP passage rates for the third year in a row on the College Board’s annual “AP Report to the Nation”:

“Maryland is a national model for quality public education even in tough times. Today’s recognition of the highest level of performance on AP exams serves as a testament to the dedication and hard work of our talented educators, principals, Superintendents, and students who continue to demonstrate outstanding achievement for our public schools.”

“In Maryland, we’ve set a goal to improve student achievement and college and career readiness by 25 percent by 2015. Together, we can build on the progress we’ve made for our best-in-the-nation schools to continue to identify ways to reform and improve so our students can be globally competitive and prepared for the new economy.”