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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

Inaugural Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival Celebrates Maryland Arts Education

April 13, 2018
Arts Festival Set for April 20 BALTIMORE – Maryland’s first-ever Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival is set to take place Friday, April 20, 2018. The day-long event will honor and celebrate the impact of arts education in Maryland. WHO: Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh Dr. Karen Salmon State Superintendent of Schools Maryland State Department of Education- Office of Fine ... Learn more

BOOST Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2018-19 School Year Financial Aid Program to Attend Nonpublic Schools Now in Third Year

April 11, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today announced the opening of the application process for a scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend nonpublic schools. The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program, entering its third year, will provide more than $7 million in scholarships for students who are eligible for the free- or ... Learn more

State Scores Hold Steady as More Students with Disabilities and English Learners Participate in National Tests

April 10, 2018
BALTIMORE – Maryland student scores held steady on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for 2017, while including more students with disabilities (SWD) and English learners (EL). Long criticized for a high number of students excluded from the NAEP testing population, Maryland has dramatically changed course. For the first time, the State met federal participation targets for both students with ... Learn more

Maryland State Summit on School Safety Reset for April 19

April 6, 2018
Reps from 24 School Systems to Learn the Latest Security Measures BALTIMORE – Leaders from Maryland’s 24 local school systems will meet in Annapolis on Thursday, April 19 for the 2018 Maryland Center for School Safety Summit. The summit had been set for March 22, only to be postponed due to the school shooting at Great Mills High School and the inclement ... Learn more

State Superintendent Salmon on the Tragedy at Great Mills High School

March 21, 2018
Dear Maryland Education Community We are all saddened by news of a school shooting that occurred within our state. It is fortunate that the incident was quickly contained and we are grateful for the swift work of law enforcement on the scene, St. Mary’s authorities, and school administrators. We would like to express our support to the students recovering from their ... Learn more

Postponement of the Maryland State Summit on School Safety

March 20, 2018
BALTIMORE – In light of today’s tragic events at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, as well as the unseasonably inclement weather, this week’s planned Maryland Center for School Safety Summit has been postponed. An announcement of a new date is expected in the coming weeks. The summit, bringing together safety experts from all 24 Maryland school systems had ... Learn more

We Are Teachers

March 16, 2018
Kelly O’Hara Elkton High School Social Studies 9-12 Grade Cecil County 2015 Cecil County TOY   During my first year of teaching, in the middle of an observation, a girl at the back of the class suddenly let out a horrific shriek. Her long hair had become tangled in a metal bolt in the chair. As I spent the next few minutes untangling the girl’s hair ... Learn more

Maryland State Summit on School Safety Set for March 22

March 16, 2018
Reps from 24 School Systems to Learn the Latest Security Measures BALTIMORE – Leaders from Maryland’s 24 local school systems will meet in Annapolis on Thursday, March 22 for the 2018 Maryland Center for School Safety Summit. Taking place in an atmosphere of heightened concern for schools, the summit will focus on state-of-the art preparation and prevention ideas and protocols during ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, March 20

March 16, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 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. The State Board will not hold a Monday work this month. Items on this ... Learn more

First Lady Yumi Hogan’s Spring 2018 Student Artwork Exhibition

March 15, 2018
Opening Reception Will Be Held March 19 BALTIMORE – Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan, will once again host a special exhibition of artwork created by Maryland students in the House of Delegates gallery space in Annapolis. WHO: Maryland First Lady, Yumi Hogan Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Maryland State Department of Education- Office of Fine Arts Maryland Art Education Association Maryland State Arts Council ... Learn more

National Child and Adult Care Food Program Week: March 11-17, 2018

March 9, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is pleased to announce that the week of March 11-17, 2018 is National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services established the CACFP to promote the service of nutritious meals and snacks in child and adult care centers and family ... Learn more

New Technology Grants Will Help School Systems Serve Vulnerable Student Population

March 7, 2018
‘Peyton’s Law’ Paves Way for Remote Classroom Technology Statewide BALTIMORE—A new program will bring important educational technology to all 24 Maryland school systems. The Hogan Administration has authorized the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to process $15,000 technology grants for each local school system. The program, a product of Peyton’s Law, which was signed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2017, will ... Learn more

2018 Scheduled School Safety Training Events

March 6, 2018
Sponsored by the Maryland Center for School Safety, as of 03/01/2018 March 13th, 14th, and 15th – Maryland School Safety 2018 Initiative with Safe and Sound. Michele Gay has assembled a team to present three full-day workshops in three distinct geographic regions of the State on “Recovering the School Community from Crisis.” The presenting team consists of Michele Gay, Co-Founder and Executive ... Learn more

Performance Audit Results of Baltimore City Public Schools Transportation Department Released

March 5, 2018
BALTIMORE – One of the recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) related to their ongoing investigation of an accident involving a school bus/driver under contract to Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) was for the BCPS to request that the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) have an independent and neutral third party conduct a performance audit of the ... Learn more

Statement to the Maryland State Board on School Safety by Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools

February 28, 2018
The horrific events of February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL have impacted each and every one of us across the country. Our prayers and support are extended to the students, families, school system and community in the wake of this tragic loss of precious lives. I want to reiterate that student safety is my priority and the ... Learn more

Maryland State School Superintendent Statement on School Safety

February 23, 2018
  Baltimore, MD Dear Maryland Education Community: The events of February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have shaken every educator, parent and student to their core.  Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the students, families, school system and community affected by this senseless tragedy. Student safety is of paramount concern to all of us.  The safety of our children ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, February 27

February 23, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 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 agenda include the following (times approximate): 9:35 a.m. Bridge ... Learn more

Maryland Students Set New Record for Advanced Placement Success

February 21, 2018
Participation and Scores Continue to Rise BALTIMORE – Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement (AP) test set a new record in 2017. At the same time, participation in the rigorous exams also increased to its highest level. The percentage of Maryland seniors who earned a score of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams reached 31.2 percent in 2017, ... Learn more

Hogan Administration Lifts Freeze on Child Care Subsidy List

February 13, 2018
Will Help Additional Low-Income Working Families with Child Care Costs BALTIMORE – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the administration has lifted the long-time freeze on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Child Care Subsidy program list. The Child Care Subsidy Program, which is funded through a combination of state and federal sources, provides financial assistance to help eligible working families ... Learn more

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