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School Bus Stop Arm Violations Drop as Maryland Places Focus on School Safety

October 13, 2017
School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20 BALTIMORE – Greater attention is being paid to the stop arms on school buses, a new Maryland State Department of Education-sponsored survey has found. Stop arms swing out from a bus and lights flash whenever it is making an on-roadway student pick-up. A total of 3,384 violations of school bus stop arms were recorded on ... Learn more

Maryland State Department of Education Awarded $45 Million to Strengthen Literacy

October 3, 2017
Funding Via a Three-Year Federal Grant BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has been awarded a three-year, $45 million federal grant to help advance literacy in students from birth through grade 12. The grant is MSDE’s largest competitive grant in nearly three years. The Striving Readers’ Comprehensive Literacy Grant, awarded by the US Department of Education, will support the ... Learn more

Maryland State Department of Education Awarded $17.2 Million for Charter Schools

September 29, 2017
Funding Via Five-Year Federal Grant BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has been awarded a five-year, $17.2 million federal grant to help both new and existing charter schools. Funded by the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Grants to State Entities Program, the new grant will allow MSDE to award sub-grants, provide technical assistance and disseminate best practices and ... Learn more

All Six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools Awarded National Honors

September 28, 2017
Seven Nonpublic Schools Also Honored BALTIMORE–All six public schools awarded Maryland Blue Ribbons last year have been named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The State public schools receiving national honors are: • Shipley’s Choice Elementary School, Anne Arundel County • Sunderland Elementary School, Calvert County • Centerville Elementary School, Frederick County • Manor Woods Elementary School, Howard County • Ronald McNair Elementary School, Montgomery ... Learn more

New SAT Sets Baseline; ACT Scores Rise in Maryland

September 26, 2017
Another Increase in AP Participation, Success Also Registered BALTIMORE – Maryland student results on the SAT for the class of 2017 set a new baseline in both reading/English language arts and mathematics as the national exam underwent its second major revision in 11 years. For that same class, ACT exam scores for Maryland students hit a new high, following a long trend ... Learn more

MSDE Awards Grants to Several Nonprofit Organizations

September 22, 2017
Funds Will Help Advance College and Career Awareness BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded grants to seven nonprofit organizations that will help enhance college and career awareness and college completion for low-income high school students. Maryland’s new Next Generation Scholars program was established by the General Assembly (House Bill 1403) in 2016. The $4.7 million state ... Learn more

Hotline, Email Address Available to Gather Input for Prince George’s Graduation Rate Audit

September 18, 2017
Public Encouraged to Participate BALTIMORE – The public is encouraged to provide information on the audit of the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) system graduation rates through a dedicated phone line and email address. The hotline number is 1-833-535-6103. The email is PGCPSSpecialReview@alvarezandmarsal.com. Both are available to the public today. Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services was selected ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, September 19

September 15, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. It will be held in the State Board room on the 7th floor beginning at 9 a.m. Please note there will be no Monday work session this month. Items on this ... Learn more

Finalists Named for the 2017-2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year

September 7, 2017
Statewide Winner to be announced in October BALTIMORE – Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, today announced the names of seven finalists for 2017-2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year. “Maryland teachers continue to strive for excellence and the work that these exceptional educators demonstrate reflects the dedication present in educators throughout the State,” said Dr. Salmon. “Our State’s educators provide our ... Learn more

Scholarship Offers for Maryland Grads Set New Record

August 31, 2017
Class of 2017 Receives More Than $1.3 Billion in Offers BALTIMORE – Maryland’s graduating class of 2017 received more than $1.327 billion in college scholarship offers, according to the results of a new Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) survey. This amount surpasses the class of 2015’s record total, which fell just short of $1.32 billion. “Our administration would like to ... Learn more

Performance Audit Set for Prince George’s Graduation Rates

August 29, 2017
Firm to Deliver Final Report by End of October BALTIMORE – A Washington, D.C.-based firm has been awarded a contract to undertake a comprehensive audit of the Prince George’s County Public School (PGCPS) system graduation rates. Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services will begin work on the audit immediately and deliver a final report by October 31. A Request for Proposals (RFP) ... Learn more

Schools are Ready to Open for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

August 28, 2017
Most Public Schools Opening After Labor Day BALTIMORE – Maryland public school systems begin re-opening today, as another new record number of students is expected to fill classrooms for the 2017-18 academic year. Most Maryland schools are opening after Labor Day for the first time in more than two decades, following Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring a post-Labor Day start to ... Learn more

Easton High School’s Culinary Program Achieves Exemplary Status

August 23, 2017
High School Recognized by American Culinary Federation EASTON – The Career and Technology Education Culinary Program at Easton High School, Talbot County, is one of four secondary schools in the country to achieve exemplary status from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). Attaining the exemplary status designation means the program has been in full compliance of the ACFEF ... Learn more

Maryland’s 2017 State Assessment Results Now Available

August 23, 2017
System- and school-level results for the third year of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) tests are now available on Maryland’s Report Card website. English Language Arts gains were statistically significant at all levels except grade eight in 2017, while the results were mixed for mathematics. The PARCC exams are considerably more rigorous than the Maryland ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, August 22

August 17, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 22, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. It will be held in the State Board room on the 7th floor beginning at 9 a.m. Please note there will be no Monday work session this month. Items on ... Learn more

Individuals, Teams, Schools Honored for Commitment to Safety

August 16, 2017
2016-17 Maryland School Safety Awards Presented BALTIMORE – The Maryland Center for School Safety this week presented awards to leaders, teams, and law enforcement professionals that have put a special focus on student safety. The 2016-17 awards winners are: School Safety Administrator of the Year Award • Principal Kristy Snyder, Glendale Elementary School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools • Principal Helen Shaken, Brooklyn Park ... Learn more

Howard County Receives National School Health Award

August 14, 2017
Schools Recognized for Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs BALTIMORE – Seventy-five public schools in Howard County recently gained national recognition by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for achieving honors in the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL). Overall, the district earned one gold, seven silver and 67 bronze awards. The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification ... Learn more

Maryland Center for School Safety to Hold Summer Conference, August 14-15

August 11, 2017
Conference will focus on School Safety efforts, experiences and procedures BALTIMORE – The Maryland Center for School Safety will hold its 2017 School Safety Summer Conference August 14-15, 2017. This two-day conference will feature presentations, discussions and experiences all in the name of improving school safety. Throughout the conference various national and local school safety experts will present and initiate discussions on ... Learn more

New MSDE-Baltimore City School System Collaboration to Set Course for Improvement

July 26, 2017
Priority School Leadership Team Retreat Set for Aug 2-4 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Baltimore City Public Schools will convene leadership teams from Baltimore City’s lowest performing schools next week to begin a yearlong partnership designed to jump-start academic improvement. Over the course of three days, school leadership teams will complete a comprehensive needs assessment ... Learn more

MSDE Announces Expansion of Maryland Autism Waiver

July 21, 2017
2018 Budget Provides $2.2 million for 100 New Slots BALTIMORE – Maryland’s Autism Waiver program has been expanded to provide services and supports to an additional 100 children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in communities across the State. Governor Larry Hogan’s fiscal year 2018 budget included $2.2 million in added funding to support the 100 new slots. The new budget ... Learn more

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