From Harford County government:
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has issued the following statement regarding the annual progress report on the Maryland School Assessments (MS) recently released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).
“I commend Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert M. Tomback and the Board of Education of Harford County for their excellent work during the past year helping students achieve success in our school system. The latest Maryland School Assessments (HAS’s) are quite encouraging and demonstrate our school systems outstanding efforts this past year moving toward the 2014 goal of 100 percent proficiency. I have always been proud of the outstanding reputation of Harford County’s public schools. This year’s test scores continue to show that Harford County continues to remain among the top school systems in the State.” County Executive Craig stated.
“With respect to Edgewood Middle School, I commend Dr. Lawrence Rudolf and his dedicated staff for achieving Annual Yearly Progress for the second consecutive year as well as significant noted improvement for African American students, students in poverty and special education students,” County Executive Craig remarked.
“Finally, I wish to congratulate the outstanding teachers and support staff of Harford County Public Schools for their tireless efforts and determination in supporting students and helping them achieve success. Harford County is fortunate to have such talented teachers and as a former teacher and administrator I am proud of their success in helping Harford County move forward in meeting the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act,” County Executive Craig stated.