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Md. schools Superintendent Lowery resigns

Md. schools Superintendent Lowery resigns

Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing, abruptly announced Friday that she's leaving the job. Lowery's resignation, which shocked even those who worked closely with her, comes just months before the state faces important policy decisions regarding school testing and student readiness. "It is a big loss for the state," Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance said. "We were dealing with some tough transitions, and she led us through that." Lowery, 60, plans to leave Sept. 11 to take a job leading an educational nonprofit in Columbus, Ohio. She...

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