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Craig Rice Named to State Education Commission

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who represents the Germantown area on the County Council, has been named to the 2016 State Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. Rice also chairs the Council’s Education Committee and chairs the education subcommittee of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo). The commission, which was created by the Maryland General Assembly, will lead the first major review of education funding in the state since the Thornton Commission’s review more than a decade ago.

“In every county in Maryland, funding for education drives creation of the annual operating budget,” said Rice. “I am honored to be able to serve on a commission that will not only examine how much funding is needed to make Maryland one of the nation’s top states in education but also how that funding can most effectively be directed for maximum benefit of our students.”