Lillian Lowery throws in the towel re: Maryland state super ! Heading to Ohio non-profit!

Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing, abruptly announced Friday 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 on many of the initiatives she helped to shepherd, including the controversial Common Core standards as well as new tests and new teacher evaluations.

“It is a big loss for the state,” Baltimore County 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 declined to comment through a spokesman

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2 responses to “Lillian Lowery throws in the towel re: Maryland state super ! Heading to Ohio non-profit!

  1. lastDEconservative

    Ahh, life in the consequence-free failure zone. Actually, that’s wrong, it’s the REWARD-for-failure zone.

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  2. lastDEconservative

    By Liz Bowie The Baltimore Sun
    Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery, who shepherded the state through three years of upheaval in school curriculum and testing …

    Did Ms. Liz follow the Lillian from Delaware? It’s certainly not surprising, but it is saddening to read the same sort of slobbering, patently pathetic reporting coming out of Charm City (yeah, think about that moniker) as came from (comes from) our own local rag. For all you denizens scratching your head, I’ll type slowly … The Lillian was not excused for “three years of upheaval,” she was not even accused. In all too typical style, the destroyer is labeled the erstwhile would-be savior, struggling to solve the problems at hand, as if said problems arose in spite of the altruistic endeavors of the subject, not because of the self serving endeavors of same.

    With apologies to Crosby, Stills, et.al., “Poor kids in O-hi-o.”

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