The K-16 Challenge: The Maryland Case

  • Nancy S. Shapiro University System of Maryland
Keywords: Higher Education, K-12 Education, K-16 Cooperation,


Maryland has been engaged in K-16 work since 1996, and has made progress in both alignment of standards and teacher education. The unique partnership among the University System of Maryland, the Maryland State Department of Education, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission has created rich opportunities for collaboration and results. This article describes the partnership relationships, details accomplishments in the areas of mathematics and composition, and offers a case study of Towson University as a work in progress.