The perception that students are overwhelmed with the amount of standardized testing crosses the partisan divide, prompting the creation of a commission to look into how Maryland might walk the fine line.
Two recent drunken driving incidents in Montgomery County could soften opposition among Maryland lawmakers to stiffer penalties for DUI offenses. The issue is likely to come up in the General Assembly, which convenes Thursday in Annapolis.
In Virginia, legislators face pressure from Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand education spending. And in Maryland, debates over law enforcement reform and Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposals will be center stage.
A group of legislators that convened after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last year is expected to release recommendations for lawmakers to pick up during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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