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Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, April 25

April 19, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 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

Maryland Center for School Safety to Host Training in Montgomery County

April 5, 2017
Training Sessions will focus on Active Shooter procedures BALTIMORE – The Maryland Center for School Safety and the ALICE Training Institute will hold two-two day Active Shooter Training sessions on April 6 and 7 as well as on April 24 and 25. The training sessions will be held at the Fairland Elementary Holding School in Silver Spring, a surplus Montgomery County Public ... Learn more

Teaching, Leading, Learning: Teachers of Promise Institute to be held at Hunt Valley Inn

March 31, 2017
Event Set for April 7 BALTIMORE – Soon-to-be college graduates in schools of education throughout Maryland, will flock to Baltimore next week for the 2017 Teachers of Promise Institute (TOP). The annual institute will take place at the Hunt Valley Wyndham Grand Hotel on Friday, April 7. More than 130 graduating seniors will take part. The Teachers of Promise Institute ... Learn more

Dr. Karen Salmon to Address Maryland School Principals

March 28, 2017
State Superintendent of Schools will be the opening Keynote Speaker on March 30th WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools WHAT: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, will speak during an opening session at the Annual 2017 Spring Joint Conference hosted by the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP) and Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). This event will focus ... Learn more

Federal Funds Available to Serve Summer Meals to Children, Teens

March 28, 2017
MSDE Seeks to Build on 2016 Success BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. More than 396,000 Maryland children are eligible ... Learn more

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

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