The good news keeps coming for Maryland public education: For the seventh straight year, state public high school students ranked first in the country in their Advancement Placement scores.
In Maryland, the percentage of graduating seniors earning a score of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams rose to 29.6 in 2012, the highest percentage in the nation and an increase over the 27.9 percent mark for 2011, according to the College Board's "Annual AP Report to the Nation."
Earlier this year, the state’s public school system retained its No. 1 position in Education Week’s annual national rankings for a fifth straight year.
"On behalf of the College Board, I want to thank the state's leadership for its vision, determination, and courage," said College Board president David Coleman in a statement. "One of the greatest challenges for educators over the next few years will be to ensure excellence and equity at the heights of academic achievement, and...