Governor Martin O'Malley today issued the following statement on the State Board of Education's selection of Dr. Lillian M. Lowery as Maryland's new State Superintendent of Schools:
"I am pleased that the State Board of Education has chosen Dr. Lillian Lowery to lead Maryland's number-one-in-the-nation public school system. I'd also like to thank Dr. Sadusky for his dedication to our students and commitment to maintaining our educational progress.
"In Maryland, we've built nationally-recognized early childhood development programs, increased student achievement and graduation rates, and prepared more students for college and career through increased access to Advanced Placement. Under Dr. Lowery's leadership, we can work with renewed vigor to close persistent achievement gaps, increase the number of high school graduates with career and technical skills, and boost our efforts to train the best principals for our schools.
"Together, we can continue to build on the progress we've made to give our children the tools to build a better future."