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Prekindergarten Expansion Grants Awarded

June 19, 2018
MSDE Awards $ 26.5 Million in Funds to Grow PreK Education BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood has awarded 53 grants to serve four-year-olds in high-quality prekindergarten classrooms in Maryland. Each of the State’s 19 school systems that applied have been funded for one or more additional PreK classrooms. In addition, community-based and Head ... Learn more

State Chiefs Join Together to Lead School Safety Steering Committee

June 19, 2018
Washington, D.C. –– The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced today that 12 state chiefs will lead CCSSO’s newly formed School Safety Steering Committee to work toward creating safe and supportive school environments for all students. The initiative, formed in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is an effort among state education chiefs to take ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Wednesday, June 20

June 18, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Please note: the State Board will continue to meet on Tuesdays for most of its monthly meetings. A Wednesday date was selected for June due to scheduling conflicts. The meeting ... Learn more

Apprenticeship Maryland Program Expands

June 11, 2018
Educational and Training Opportunities for All Maryland High School Students FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MSDE Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486 DLLR Contact: Theresa Blaner, 410-230-6241 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) are pleased to announce the implementation of the Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) as a new Career and Technology Education (CTE) Program of Study. ... Learn more

Maryland Connections Summit to Focus on the Link Between Student Data, Achievement

June 5, 2018
Summit to Be Held at Towson University BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Education Laboratory (REL Mid-Atlantic), is hosting the 2018 Maryland Connections Summit. Held June 6-7, 2018 at the West Village Commons at Towson University, this Summit brings together education professionals from across Maryland to highlight the vital role data plays in ... Learn more

Fallston Middle School To Be Honored by State Superintendent

May 30, 2018
Harford County School is Blue Ribbon Recipient WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Barbara Canavan, Superintendent of Harford County Schools Senator J.B. Jennings Delegate Andrew Cassilly Dr. Darla Strouse, Director, Blue Ribbon Schools Dr. Anthony Bess, Principal, Fallston Middle School Other Elected Officials ... Learn more

Grants Available for Launching, Expanding Charter Schools in Maryland

May 29, 2018
Application Deadline is July 9 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education is accepting applications for the new Charter School Program Grants. Maryland is providing grants of up to $900,000 over three years to eligible applicants interested in opening a new charter school in the State. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, July 9. “I believe that every ... Learn more

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

May 18, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 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. Items on this month’s regular agenda include the following: 10:15 a.m. National Assessment ... Learn more

Maryland Sets Pre-Release Technical Assistance Session for Potential Charter School Grant Applicants

May 18, 2018
Informational Webinar Will Set Stage for Upcoming RFA BALTIMORE – Organizations interested in the Maryland State Department of Education’s upcoming competition for Maryland Charter School Grant Awards can register for a Technical Assistance Webinar, set for 3 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Maryland is providing grants of up to $900,000 over three years to eligible applicants interested in opening a new charter ... Learn more

Two Maryland Schools Receive National Green Ribbon Honors

May 16, 2018
Federal Program in its Seventh Year BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Education has announced that two Maryland schools have received 2018 Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) Awards. Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County and Newport Middle School in Montgomery County received the prestigious honor. These schools were among 46 schools across the nation to receive the award, along ... Learn more

Lt. Governor Release: Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Announces Opening of Recovery and Academic Program

May 15, 2018
Supports Montgomery County Public School Students in Substance Use Education & Recovery Efforts ANNAPOLIS, MD — Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools; Michael Durso, president of Montgomery County Board of Education; and Dr. Jack Smith, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools as they announced the opening of a recovery and academic program. “Too many ... Learn more

Maryland Joins Effort to Strengthen Early Childhood Workforce

May 7, 2018
Project is Collaboration of National Governor’s Association, Council of Chief State School Officers BALTIMORE – Maryland has signed on to a national project to help develop a policy agenda designed to improve the quality of the childcare and early childhood education workforce. The effort was announced earlier this month by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School ... Learn more

Maryland Students Recognized with Top Honors at DECA International Career Development Conference

April 30, 2018
BALTIMORE – Maryland’s DECA delegation brought home one second place medal along with other top recognitions from the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) and Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, held April 21-24. DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with the mission to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around ... Learn more

“Live, Laugh, Love & Learn”

April 30, 2018
Kimberly C. King Charles County Teacher of the Year, 2014-2015 Live.  Laugh. Love.  Learn. These words need to be at the heart of every teacher and student.  Without them, there is no possibility of closing achievement gaps, making connections with students and parents, and increasing student gains.  These words are the spark that ignites us all. Live.  Teachers need to know that there ... Learn more

U.S Department of Agriculture Announces 2017 Summer Meals Awards

April 26, 2018
Three Maryland School Districts Receive Turnip the Beet Award BALTIMORE – Three Maryland public school districts were awarded the 2017 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Turnip the Beet Award. The award program recognizes Summer Meals Program participating agencies who strive to serve nutritious and appealing meals to youth during the summer months. Three award levels (gold, silver, and bronze) ... Learn more

Maryland Green School Program Welcomes 52 New Maryland Green Schools

April 26, 2018
Growing Percentage of State Schools are Certified Green BALTIMORE – The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) has announced updated numbers for the 2017/18 school year for its flagship program, Maryland Green Schools. This Earth Day the program welcomed 52 new Maryland Green Schools, and an additional 83 schools recertifying their Green School status. This brings the ... Learn more

Maryland Expert Taking Part in National Webinar on Opioid Crisis and K-12 Education

April 25, 2018
US Department of Education Event Set for April 26 BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and its National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, plans a national webinar tomorrow on the opioid crisis and its impact on elementary and secondary schools. Reginald Burke, Director of the Youth Development Branch at the Maryland State Department ... Learn more

MSDE DORS and CVS Health to Honor First Graduates of Retail Training Program

April 23, 2018
BALTIMORE – MSDE’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) will celebrate the first graduates of an innovative job training program developed in collaboration with CVS Health. CVS Health, the largest pharmacy innovation company in the United States, partnered with DORS’ Workforce & Technology Center (WTC) to prepare individuals with disabilities for employment in a retail environment. Program graduates develop skills and gain ... Learn more

Maryland State Department of Education Honors Excellence in Career and Technology Education

April 23, 2018
Top Secondary and Postsecondary Programs Recognized BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) tomorrow will honor outstanding performance in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technology Education (CTE) through the 2018 Awards of Excellence. Maryland’s CTE Awards of Excellence program—sponsored by MSDE’s Division of Career and College Readiness—recognizes business partners, teachers and others creating opportunities for students to prepare for ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, April 24

April 20, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 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. Items on this month’s regular agenda include the following: 10:55 a.m. Every Student ... Learn more

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