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Md. schools drop to 4th in Education Week report

Posted: 5:11 PM, Jan 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-07 22:11:33Z

Maryland public schools are among the highest rated in the country, although they've fallen another spot this year, according to an "Education Week" report .

The national education newspaper released the rankings in its "Quality Counts" report this week, with Maryland taking the fourth spot behind Massachusetts, new Jersey and Vermont.

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The state got a "B" for the second year in a row, dipping slightly lower than its third place ranking in 2015.

Maryland held the top spot from 2009 until 2013 when two categories were cut from consideration, according to a release from the state department of education .