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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, December 6

December 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463 sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts MeetingTuesday, December 6 Meeting Features Spotlight on Maryland Leads Projects Underway in Carolineand Frederick County; Results of Kindergarten Readiness Assessment andMaryland School Survey; Updates on Spring Assessments and theNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) BALTIMORE, MD (December 2, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, November 16

November 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, Ph.D., 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special VirtualMeeting on Wednesday, November 16 BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually.  Members of the public will be able to view the opening remarks via livestream ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Announces Child Care Provider and Child Care Employee Bonus Program

October 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MEDIA CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov PROGRAM CONTACT:Justin Dayhoff, 410-767-0439 justin.dayhoff@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Announces Child Care Provider and Child Care Employee Bonus Program Grant Program Provides $16 Million in Bonuses and Support to Eligible Providersand Their Employees BALTIMORE, MD (October 28, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today announced the Child Care Provider and Employee Bonus Program. This ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Release Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan and Engagement Report

October 25, 2022
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486   lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland StateDepartment of Education Release Phase 1 of theStrategic Plan and Engagement Report Stakeholder Engagement Defines and Guides Education Transformation and Implementation of Multiyear Strategic Plan HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 25, 2022) – Committed to a transformative path forward in support of every student in Maryland, the Maryland State Board of Education ...
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Maryland’s Scores Reflect Nationwide Learning Loss Trends in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

October 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland’s Scores Reflect Nationwide Learning Loss Trends in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results Signal Urgency to Accelerate Student Learning BALTIMORE, MD (Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. October 24, 2022) – Maryland student scores followed a national declining trend on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), continuing a downward trajectory that began in 2013 ...
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MSDE Distributes Bonuses to Education Support Professionals in Maryland Public Schools

October 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 MSDE Distributes Bonuses to Education Support Professionals in Maryland Public Schools Current State Budget and New State Law Provide Bonuses for Non-Certified Support Professionals This Fiscal Year and Next BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced new bonuses for professional education support staff in Maryland public schools. Education Support Professionals ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting in Washington County Tuesday, October 25

October 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meetingin Washington County Tuesday, October 25 Meeting Features Phase 1 Strategic Plan Release, Western Maryland Data Deep Dive and Blueprint Deep Dive on Apprenticeships BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25. As part of ongoing community engagement ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Releases Bonus Payments to Eligible Maryland Excels Child Care Providers

October 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland State Department of Education Releases Bonus Payments to Eligible Maryland Excels Child Care Providers Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Provides $5 Million in Bonus Awards        BALTIMORE (October 20, 2022) — Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the distribution of bonuses to child care programs participating in Maryland EXCELS that demonstrate ...
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Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022

October 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety WeekOctober 17-21, 2022 Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims School Bus Safety Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 20, 2022) – Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring School Bus Safety Week in Maryland, October 17-21. The proclamation celebrates ...
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BALTIMORE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER BEROL DEWDNEY NAMED 2022-23 MARYLAND TEACHER OF THE YEAR

October 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 BALTIMORE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERBEROL DEWDNEY NAMED 2022-23 MARYLAND TEACHER OF THE YEAR   BALTIMORE, MD (October 6, 2022) – In a celebration of Maryland teachers, tonight the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year: Berol Dewdney, a pre-kindergarten teacher at The Commodore John Rodgers School in the Baltimore ...
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MSDE DORS OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

October 5, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486   lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MSDE DORS OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH Nationwide Recognition Campaign Takes Place in October BALTIMORE (October 5, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (MSDE DORS) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability ...
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Maryland State Department of Education and Partners to Announce the 2022–23 Maryland Teacher of the Year

October 3, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:= CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486 *MEDIA ADVISORY* Maryland State Department of Education and Partners toAnnounce the 2022–23 Maryland Teacher of the Year Announcement Will Occur on MPT2 on Thursday, October 6 at 8 p.m. ET BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2022) – Join the Maryland State Department of Education and partners for the 32nd annual celebration of the Maryland Teacher of the Year ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 27

September 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 27 Meeting Features Blueprint Deep Dive on the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports and Data Deep Dive on Students with Disabilities BALTIMORE, MD (September 23, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at the Maryland ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Maryland Elevates Grants Program to Narrow Achievement Gaps for Students in Special Education Programs

September 19, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                      CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Maryland Elevates Grants Program to Narrow AchievementGaps for Students in Special Education Programs Grant Applications Open Monday, September 19 and Close October 21 BALTIMORE, MD (September 19, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announces the launch of the Maryland Elevates Grants Program, designed to ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Virtual Meeting on Friday, September 16

September 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts SpecialVirtual Meeting on Friday, September 16 BALTIMORE, MD (September 15, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually.  Members of the public will be able to view the opening remarks via ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Launches Medicaid Pilot Program

September 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Launches Medicaid Pilot Project More Maryland Students Connected with School Meals;Minimized Paperwork for Families and Schools BALTIMORE, MD (September 15, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education is increasing access to free and reduced-price school meals for economically-disadvantaged students this school year through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...
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Maryland Students #MDReadytoLearn as Local Education Agencies Begin 2022-23 School Year

September 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Students #MDReadytoLearn as Local EducationAgencies Begin 2022-23 School Year More than 895,000 Maryland Students Return to Class as Part of Generation Blueprint; Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, Maryland Leads Implementation Transform Educational Experience BALTIMORE, MD (September 6, 2022) – With the opening of local education agencies (LEAs) in Carroll, Garrett, Harford, Wicomico and Worcester counties today, ...
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Finalists Named for 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year

September 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767- 0486 Finalists Named for 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year Seven Finalists Compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year Honors; Statewide Winner Will be Announced October 6 on MPT2 BALTIMORE, MD (September 2, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education has named seven outstanding teachers as finalists for 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces New Maryland Rebuilds Grant Program to Strengthen and Expand Maryland Early Childhood Education

August 30, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   MEDIA CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486   lora.rakowski@maryland.gov PROGRAM CONTACT: marylandrebuilds.msde@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces New Maryland Rebuilds Grant Program to Strengthen and Expand Maryland Early Childhood Education Maryland Rebuilds Provides $193 Million Investment to Address and Overcome Impact of Pandemic on Child Care, Early Childhood Education, and School Readiness BALTIMORE, MD (August 30, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of ...
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Maryland Career & Technical Education (CTE) Students Excel at National Leadership and Skills Conference

August 22, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Career & Technical Education (CTE) Students Excel at National Leadership and Skills Conference 59 Maryland Competitors Finish in National Top Ten BALTIMORE  (August 22, 2022) – Maryland’s SkillsUSA delegation brought home 15 medals from the 58th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), recently held in Atlanta, Georgia.  A team of the State’s most talented ...
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