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O'Malley Talks Education During State Of The State

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By Matt Bush

During his state of the state address, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley painted a rosy picture regarding education in the state.

Last month, Education Week magazine ranked public schools in Maryland number one in the nation for the second straight year. But the state's largest school system, Montgomery County's, faces a fine of more than $23 million for failing to adequately fund a school funding formula called 'maintenance of effort' last year.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says if the fine from the state board of education stands, it would have dire consequences for a county that faces a budget shortfall of more than $600 million.

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