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Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, February 28

February 24, 2017
Work Session Set for February 27 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 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. In addition, the State Board will hold a ... Learn more

Maryland Students Continue Strong Showing on Advanced Placement

February 22, 2017
Participation Rises BALTIMORE – Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement (AP) test remained strong in 2016 as participation rose to a new record. The percentage of Maryland seniors who earned a score of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams exceeded 30 percent for the third consecutive year — 30.4 percent in 2016. That placed second to Massachusetts, ... Learn more

MSDE Joining Washington County Schools In Celebrating Career Education

February 17, 2017
Visiting Public Service Academy, WCTHS on February 21 BALTIMORE — Maryland State Department of Education leaders will join staff from the Washington County Public Schools will celebrate Maryland’s improving career and technical education (CTE) programs in a visit to two WCPS facilities. The visit is part of MSDE’s celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month throughout February. CTE Month places ... Learn more

New Grant to Strengthen Family Engagement, Improve Early Learning

February 14, 2017
MSDE’s $750,000 Kellogg Grant will Bolster School Readiness BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD) has been awarded a two-year, $750,000 grant to implement a statewide early childhood family engagement framework by providing support to local organizations that improve young children’s school readiness. The new award from the Kellogg Foundation will allow Maryland’s Early Childhood ... Learn more

State Superintendent to Address Institute for Educational Leadership, Maryland Principals

February 9, 2017
Discussing Maryland Education on February 10 & 11 BALTIMORE–Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, will discuss State education policy in two upcoming speeches. Dr. Salmon will be speaking to the Education Policy Fellowship Program of the Institute for Educational Leadership on Friday, followed by a speech before the Maryland Association of Principals Executive Board on Saturday. Both addresses will ... Learn more

Lt. Governor, State Superintendent Celebrate Career and Technical Education

February 6, 2017
Join Anne Arundel Superintendent, Board Members in a Tour of CAT North SEVERN, MD – Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, today placed the spotlight on Maryland’s improving career and technical education (CTE) programs, visiting students, educators, and business partners in a visit to Anne Arundel County’s Center for Applied Technology-North. The Lt. ... Learn more

Lt. Governor, State Superintendent to Spotlight Career Education Progress

February 2, 2017
Visiting Anne Arundel’s CAT-North on February 6 BALTIMORE–Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford and Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, will celebrate Maryland’s improving career and technical education (CTE) programs in a visit next Monday to Anne Arundel County’s Center for Applied Technology-North. The Lt. Governor and State Superintendent will be joined by Anne Arundel Schools Superintendent George Arlotto, who ... Learn more

Comment Period Opens For FFY2017 Part C of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (Idea) State Application

February 1, 2017
The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) available for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least 30 days. The Maryland State Department of Education federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 State Application for Federal Funds ... Learn more

MSDE Announcement: IAC To Meet Tomorrow, February 1

January 31, 2017
Maryland’s Interagency Committee on School Construction will meet tomorrow on a personnel item: the selection of the Executive Director of the IAC. The meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 1 in room 405 of the Treasury Building, 80 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD. Interested individuals may also join by phone, by calling 1-415-655-0045. More information ... Learn more

State High School Graduation Rate Sets Another New Record

January 24, 2017
Dropout Rate Dips to New Low BALTIMORE – The percentage of Maryland students receiving a high school diplomas has never been higher, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. Moreover, as the graduation rates set new records, the dropout rate has fallen to an all-time low. The four-year cohort graduation rate reached 87.61 percent in 2016 ... Learn more

ESSA Listening Tour Coming to Calvert County on January 24

January 20, 2017
State Gathering Input Next Week BALTIMORE–The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled a listening session in Calvert County next week to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Southern Maryland visit will be the fifth and final stop on the State’s ESSA listening tour. Each State is in the process of ... Learn more

Maryland State Board Of Education To Meet On Tuesday, January 24

January 19, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 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. Note: Parts of the seventh floor are currently under reconstruction.  While the State Board room itself ... Learn more

ESSA Listening Tour Coming to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County

January 13, 2017
State Gathering Input Next Week BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled listening sessions in Baltimore City and Prince George’s county next week to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Each State is in the process of updating its plans for school and student improvement in compliance with ESSA. Maryland has ... Learn more

Maryland Honors 10 Schools for Gifted and Talented Programs

January 13, 2017
Schools Will Receive Awards in February BALTIMORE — Maryland will honor ten schools next month with the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School award, which recognizes top elementary, middle, and high school programs. Now in its seventh year, the EGATE awards spotlight gifted and talented programs aligned with the Maryland Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines ... Learn more

MSDE Announcement: Innovative School Schedule Workgroup to Meet January 18

January 11, 2017
BALTIMORE – The first meeting of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Innovative School Schedule Workgroup will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at the Maryland Department of Transportation. The meeting will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The workgroup will explore different school scheduling models. It will review effective practices and look at the impacts of innovative ... Learn more

College Program Announced For Maryland Juvenile Services Center

January 10, 2017
Victor Cullen Students Take Online Courses Through Frederick Community College BALTIMORE –  Students at one of Maryland’s Juvenile Services facilities have started taking community college classes under a new agreement formally announced last week. Eligible students at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville are taking online courses offered by Frederick Community College. Two students have already started their coursework, with more soon to ... Learn more

Maryland Teacher of the Year Named Finalist for National Honor

January 9, 2017
Baltimore City’s Athanasia Kyriakakos is One of Four Teachers Nominated for Top Honor BALTIMORE – Maryland Teacher of the Year Athanasia Kyriakakos today was named one of four finalists for the nation’s top teaching honor: National Teacher of the Year. Sia–as she’s known to her colleagues–is an art teacher at Baltimore City’s Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School She was named the 2016-2017 ... Learn more

ESSA Listening Tour to Make Stop in Dorchester County on January 10

January 6, 2017
State Gathering Input for New Plan BALTIMORE –The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled a listening session in Cambridge next Tuesday to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Each State is in the process of updating its plans for school and student improvement in compliance with ESSA. Maryland has been developing its ... Learn more

Maryland Continues to Rank Among Top States in Latest Education Study

January 4, 2017
National Publication Ranks Maryland’s System Fifth Overall BALTIMORE – Maryland’s public schools continue to rank among the nation’s highest rated school systems, according to an independent national report released today. Education Week, a national education newspaper, ranks Maryland fifth among 50 states and the District of Columbia in its latest “Quality Counts” report. Maryland received a “B” grade for the third straight ... Learn more

ESSA Listening Tour to Make Stop in Washington County, January 5

January 3, 2017
State Gathering Input for New Plan BALTIMORE –The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled a listening session in Hagerstown this week to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Each State is in the process of updating its plans for school and student improvement in compliance with ESSA. Maryland has been developing its ... Learn more

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