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Montgomery County has made little progress on its achievement gap; "Largely ineffective" is the verdict of a new report about Maryland's largest school system.

Jan 15, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

THERE WAS a time, not so long ago, when Montgomery County was singled out for its efforts to shrink the achievement gap between black and Latino children and their white and Asian peers."We are a tall tree in a short forest" was a favorite phrase of Jerry D. Weast, then the schools superintendent, noting progress as well as its relative enhancement by poor results elsewhere. Today, sadly, Montgomery County no longer stands so tall. Instead, like much of the U.S. education system, it struggles to...