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Principals to Learn How to Improve Teacher Evaluation Techniques

August 9, 2018
School Leaders from Eight Systems to Participate on August 15 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will convene principals and assistant principals next week for a training program designed to strengthen teacher evaluation. Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Charles County, Baltimore City, Dorchester County, Garrett County, and Juvenile Services Education System leaders will learn how ... Learn more

Maryland Center For School Safety to Host Summer School Safety Conference

August 9, 2018
Conference will focus on Local and National School Safety efforts and experiences BALTIMORE – The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) will hold its 2018 School Safety Summer Conference August 13-14 in Annapolis. This two-day conference will feature presentations, discussions and experiences focused on improving school safety. Throughout the conference various National and Local school safety experts will present policies, procedures and ... Learn more

More than $ 2.4 Million Available through Maryland’s Literacy Initiative Grants

August 7, 2018
Grant Assists Title I Schools in Implementing Literacy Programs BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking applications from local school districts for Maryland’s Early Literacy Grants, a $2.4 million grant program that assists up to 50 qualifying Title I schools in implementing an evidence-based literacy program that works with students to meet literacy proficiency targets. This grant ... Learn more

Anne Arundel Education Officer Joins MSDE as Deputy State Superintendent for Finance

August 1, 2018
Amalie Brandenburg Starts New Position Today Baltimore—Amalie Brandenburg, education officer for Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, today joins the Maryland State Department of Education as Deputy State Superintendent of Finance and Administration. In her position, Ms. Brandenburg will oversee all of MSDE’s fiscal operations, including budget, accounting, procurement, and financial coordination. She also will oversee the Office of Policy and ... Learn more

Governor’s Release: Governor Larry Hogan Announces Expanded Eligibility for Maryland’s Child Care Subsidy Program

August 1, 2018
Twice as Many Working Families Can Now Access Assistance for Child Care Costs ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Program will now allow more children across the state to access quality child care and educational programs due to historic changes to the program. Effective today, August 1, 2018, annual income eligibility limits for the ... Learn more

MSDE Awards More than $43 Million to Local Systems to Strengthen Literacy

July 30, 2018
Funding Via a Three-Year Competitive Federal Grant BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded $43.3 million in grants to local school systems to help advance literacy among students from birth to grade 12. All 24 Maryland school systems received funding, with grants ranging from $1 million to $2.8 million across the three-year grant cycle. “Every child in Maryland ... Learn more

Maryland Meals For Achievement Adds Dozens of New Schools for School Year 2019

July 26, 2018
$7.55 Million Supplements School Breakfast in 485 Schools BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 485 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. The funds supplement the federal reimbursement that schools receive through the U.S. Department of ... Learn more

State Summer Learning Symposia Target Elementary and Secondary Education

July 26, 2018
2018 Professional Learning Symposia Now Offer AP/SAT Workshop Baltimore – The Maryland State Department of Education will host two Summer Professional Learning Symposia next month aimed at both elementary and secondary education. The 2018 Summer Professional Learning Symposia are free regional events that will feature two conferences in one: each symposium will house a two-day elementary conference and a one-day ... Learn more

Dr. Justin Hartings Elected President of the Maryland State Board of Education

July 24, 2018
Stephanie Iszard Elected Vice President BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education today unanimously elected Dr. Justin M. Hartings as president, and elected Stephanie Iszard as vice president. Dr. Hartings spent most of his childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Notre Dame on an Army ROTC scholarship where he earned a BS degree in physics. Following graduation and ... Learn more

View Maryland State Board of Education Meetings Online

July 24, 2018
Live-streaming of Meetings with Real-Time Captioning Begins Today BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will be live-streaming its meetings beginning with its meeting today, July 24. The Board’s live-stream can be found on the State Board meeting portion of the website, Today’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:35 p.m. Board members are scheduled ... Learn more

MSDE Focuses on School Improvement and Preparing Future Principals

July 23, 2018
Statewide Professional Learning Opportunities Held in Baltimore   BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will convene current and future school leaders as part of the Leading for School Improvement Institute and Promising Principals’ Academy. Participants of these programs will engage in professional learning experiences aimed at improving student performance and successfully preparing future school principals.   WHO:        MSDE, Office of Leadership ... Learn more

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

July 20, 2018
BALTIMORE (July 20, 2018) – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 24 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. The meeting 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 ... Learn more

Maryland FBLA Students Score Big at National Conference

July 13, 2018
Twelve Honorees from Seven School Systems BALTIMORE  – Maryland’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home eight awards from the recent National Leadership Conference (NLC) and Competition hosted in Baltimore. Held June 28 through July 1, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, this conference played host to thousands of students, advisers, judges, presenters, and families from around the country. More than ... Learn more

Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment

July 6, 2018
Thomas Mills Dorchester County Teacher of the Year, 2014-2015 I teach chemistry and physics – two subjects which cause students to become intimidated and lose self-confidence. Many students walk into my classroom on the first day of school believing they will not be successful. Ultimately, most of my students are successful because considerations are made to ensure they have the confidence to ... Learn more

New Guidelines Announced For Free and Reduced- Price School Meals

July 3, 2018
USDA Announces Adjustments to Income Eligibility Guidelines BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced revised Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for free and reduced-price school meals. The guidelines are set by the federal government and adopted by MSDE. These guidelines are used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals in the child nutrition programs for the period ... Learn more

Two Maryland Teachers Receive National Honors in Math, Science Education

June 28, 2018
Educators Among 140 Receiving PAEMST Awards BALTIMORE – Two Maryland teachers are among 140 across the nation to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), announced this week in Washington, DC. Florence Falatko, a teacher at Cromwell Valley Elementary Magnet School in Baltimore County for Mathematics, and George McGurl, a teacher at Burleigh Manor Middle ... Learn more

Judith P. Hoyer Early Care and Education Grants Announced

June 26, 2018
MSDE Awards $15 Million for Judy Center Early Learning Hubs BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood has awarded 24 grants to serve 54 elementary schools in Maryland. Each of the state’s 24 jurisdictions has been funded for one or more Judy Centers. The $15.7 million in grants will help provide additional supports to children and ... Learn more

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