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Sunderland Elementary To Be Honored By State Superintendent on June 6

June 2, 2017
Calvert County School Is Blue Ribbon Recipient WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent of Calvert County Schools Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Guffrie Smith, member, Maryland State Board of Education Dr. Darla Strouse, Director, Maryland Blue ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, May 23

May 18, 2017
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 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’s New Seal of Biliteracy Making Its Debut in Washington County

May 16, 2017
Acknowledges Students with Proficiency in Two Languages Baltimore — Top language students in Washington County tonight will be the first Maryland students to receive the State’s new Seal of Biliteracy. The seal is being awarded for the first time this spring to Maryland graduates who have demonstrated high levels of proficiency in English and one or more other world languages. The ... Learn more

Proposals Sought to Administer Maryland’s New Next Generation Scholars Program

May 16, 2017
Grants to Local Nonprofits Will Help Support Program BALTIMORE – Nonprofits are eligible to apply for a new grant to administer the Next Generation Scholars of Maryland (NGSP) Program. Nonprofits are eligible to apply for the program to serve students in the following school systems: Allegany County Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools, Caroline County Public Schools, Dorchester County Public Schools, Kent ... Learn more

Two Montgomery County Elementary Schools to be Honored by State Superintendent on May 17

May 15, 2017
Schools Are Blue Ribbon Recipients WHO: Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent of Montgomery County Schools Mike Durso, President, Montgomery County Board of Education Stephanie Iszard, State Board Member Dr. Darla Strouse, Director, Blue Ribbon Schools Mary Bliss, Principal, Farmland Elementary School Sherilyn Moses, Principal, Ronald McNair Elementary School Other Elected Officials Blue Ribbon Sponsors: Susie Brady (Rudolph’s), Bonnie Phelan (Microsoft), Neav Abramov (Microsoft) ... Learn more

Deadline Extended to Peer Coaching Collaborative Applications

May 10, 2017
Teachers Have Until Friday to Apply for Professional Development Program BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has extended the deadline for applying for the Peer Coaching Collaborative Program until this Friday, May 12. The Peer Coaching Collaborative Program, now in its second year, will provide stipends, substitute pay, tools, resources and support visits to schools throughout school year 2017-18. ... Learn more

BOOST Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2017-18 School Year

May 5, 2017
Financial Aid Program to Attend Nonpublic Schools Now In Second Year 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 second year, will provide nearly $6 ... Learn more

Two Maryland Schools Receive National Green Ribbon Honors

May 5, 2017
Federal Program in its Sixth Year BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Education has announced that two Maryland schools have received 2017 Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) Awards. William Tyler Page Elementary School and John Poole Middle School — both in Montgomery County – received the prestigious honor. They were among 45 schools across the nation to receive the award, ... Learn more

Maryland Students Recognized with Top Honors at DECA International Career Development Conference

May 3, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland’s DECA delegation brought home one Top 10 medal and other recognitions from the recent International Career Development Conference and Competition in Anaheim, California, April 26-29, 2017. DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with the mission to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around ... Learn more

Governor Hogan Applauds Maryland High Schools for Top National Ranking

April 27, 2017
Ranked for Third Straight Year as Best in the Nation BALTIMORE – Governor Larry Hogan today praised the continued success of Maryland high schools, ranked for the third straight year as the best in the nation by US News & World Report. “Maryland has some of the best schools in the nation and our administration remains committed to ensuring that all ... Learn more

Maryland High Schools Retain Top Ranking in Latest Study by US News & World Report

April 25, 2017
State has Highest Percentage of High-Performing High Schools BALTIMORE – Maryland public high schools once again rank number one in the nation, according to US News & World Report. The publication, in data published today, found that Maryland has a higher percentage of top-ranked high schools than any other state in the nation. US News first ranked Maryland high schools at ... Learn more

Maryland State Department of Education Honors Excellence in Career and Technology Education

April 25, 2017
Top Secondary and Postsecondary Programs Recognized BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today will honor outstanding performances in secondary and postsecondary Career and Technology Education (CTE) through sponsoring the 2017 Awards of Excellence. Maryland’s CTE Awards of Excellence program recognizes business partners, teachers and others who are creating opportunities for students to learn about and prepare for their future ... Learn more

More Than 100 Maryland Schools Named 2017 Green Schools

April 24, 2017
Growing Percentage of State Schools are Certified Green BALTIMORE – Fifty-eight new schools and 55 returning schools have been awarded Maryland Green School status by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). In addition, eight Maryland schools have achieved Sustainable School status. Sustainable Schools have successfully participated in the program for 14 years. Maryland Green Schools ... Learn more

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

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