Quality Counts report focuses on education and the economy
| Jan 13, 2011
Quality Counts 2011, the 15th edition of this annual report produced through the joint efforts of the Education Week newsroom and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, arrives at a time of continued fiscal anxiety and education policy ferment in the wake of what has been widely described as the “Great Recession” of 2007-09.
Concerns persist about the recovery’s pace and stability even as states and school districts seek to rebuild ravaged budgets—and as they cope with an end to massive one-time federal aid to education under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic-stimulus measure passed two years ago.
The report grades the nation and states on various education criteria. For the third year in a row, Maryland is the top-ranked state, earning the nation's highest overall grade, a B-plus. To access the Quality Counts 2011 report, visit the Education Week website.