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Maryland State Department of Education to Meet on Tuesday, March 28

March 23, 2017
Work Session Set for March 27 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 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 ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Emergency Meeting on March 23

March 21, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday, March 23, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. It will be held in conference room 1 on the 8th floor beginning at 3:30 p.m. Board members will discuss Senate Bill 871/House Bill 978 Education – Accountability – ... Learn more

State Superintendent to be Recognized as Influential Marylander

March 20, 2017
The Daily Record Cites Dr. Salmon’s Work in Education BALTIMORE – Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland’s State Superintendent of Schools, will be honored this week by The Daily Record as part of its list of 2017 Influential Marylanders. Dr. Salmon, along with 50 other recipients, will be recognized on Thursday, March 23, at The Grand Lodge of Maryland in Cockeysville. Dr. Salmon ... Learn more

Manor Woods Elementary to be Honored by State Superintendent

March 15, 2017
Howard County Blue Ribbon School Celebrated on March 16 WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Renee Foose, Superintendent of Howard County Schools Allan Kittleman, County Executive Calvin Ball and Greg Fox, Members of the County Council James Weisner, Principal Blue ... Learn more

State Application for Funds Under IDEA

March 8, 2017
Maryland Application for Federal Funds Under Part B Of IDEA Available For Review BALTIMORE – The  General Education Provisions Act requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B 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 ... Learn more

Siemens Foundation and Advance CTE Award Maryland $20,000 to Drive More Students to High-Quality CTE

March 6, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Siemens Foundation and Advance CTE are working together with the Maryland State Department of Education through a grant to support promotion of Career and Technology Education (CTE). Maryland, Indiana, New Jersey and Washington will work with Advance CTE to implement recruitment activities using nationally-tested messages about academic, technical, and employability skills necessary to succeed in postsecondary education ... Learn more

Promising Principals Academy to Build School Leadership

March 3, 2017
Academy Brings Together Emerging Leaders for Intensive Professional Development BALTIMORE – A new generation of Maryland school leaders is converging on Hunt Valley next week for Maryland’s Promising Principals Academy. The Academy, a unique effort by the Maryland State Department of Education to prepare a new cadre of principals, is building on the success it has had since its launch in 2014. ... Learn more

Shipley’s Choice Elementary to be Honored by State Superintendent

March 2, 2017
Anne Arundel Blue Ribbon School in Spotlight on March 7 WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Arlotto , Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Schools Beth Burke, Principal, Shipley’s Choice Blue Ribbon Sponsors: Lisa Gahan (Joe Corbi’s/Mrs. Fields Cookies), Bonnie Phelan (Microsoft) WHAT: Shipley’s Choice Elementary, a 2016 ... Learn more

Centerville Elementary to be Honored by State Superintendent

March 2, 2017
Frederick County School is a Blue Ribbon Recipient; Event is March 8 WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Theresa Alban, Superintendent of Frederick County Schools Jan Gardner, County Executive Mark Pritts, Director of Elementary Schools Elizabeth Barrett, member, Frederick County Board of Education Brad Young, member, Frederick County Board of Education ... Learn more

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

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