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Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims Friday, May 7 as School And Community Nutrition Hero Day

May 7, 2021
Contact: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims Friday, May 7 as School And Community Nutrition Hero Day Tribute Recognizes Tireless Efforts of School Nutrition Staffs Across the State BALTIMORE (May 7, 2021) —   Today, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed Friday, May 7, 2021 as Maryland School and Community Nutrition Hero Day. The designation is a tribute to the dedication and continuous efforts ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Releases New Resource Guide for Educators: Transforming the Culture of Maryland’s Schools for Black Boys

April 27, 2021
For Immediate Release:                                                                CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 443-797-9883 Maryland State Board of Education Releases New Resource Guide for Educators: Transforming the Culture of Maryland’s Schools for Black Boys Task Force on Achieving ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETINGS MONDAY, APRIL 26 AND TUESDAY, APRIL 27

April 25, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETINGS MONDAY, APRIL 26 AND TUESDAY, APRIL 27 BALTIMORE, MD (April 25, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host meetings on Monday, April 26, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, April 27th beginning at 9 a.m. Members of the public will be able to view and hear ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Hosts 13th Annual Teachers of Promise Institute

April 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowskilora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland State Department of Education Hosts 13th Annual Teachers of Promise Institute Outstanding Seniors from Maryland Colleges of Education are Paired with Teachers of the Year in Unique Mentor-Protégé Program BALTIMORE, MD (April 15, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education hosted its 13th annual Teachers of Promise Institute on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The award-winning ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETINGS THURSDAY, APRIL 15 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 16

April 14, 2021
CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov443-401-3921  MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETINGS THURSDAY, APRIL 15 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 16 BALTIMORE, MD (April 14, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host special meetings on Thursday, April 15, 2021 beginning at 8 a.m., and Friday, April 16, 2021 beginning at 9:15 a.m. The meetings will be conducted virtually. Members of the public will ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6

April 2, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6 BALTIMORE, MD (April 2, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually. Members of the public will be able to view and hear the roll call and opening ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS TWO-DAY MEETING ON MONDAY, MARCH 22 AND TUESDAY, MARCH 23

March 19, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS TWO-DAY MEETING ON MONDAY, MARCH 22 AND TUESDAY, MARCH 23 Agenda Items Include Second Term Performance Metrics, Impacts of Interrupted Instruction and Literacy Support for Older Students BALTIMORE, MD (March 19, 2021) – The State Board of Education will host its monthly meeting on Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23 in a hybrid ...
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MARYLAND APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER PART B OF IDEA AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW

March 19, 2021
Contact: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER PART B OF IDEA AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW BALTIMORE  (March 19, 2021) – The  General Education Provisions Act requires Maryland to post the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for public review for 60 days and to accept comments for at least ...
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Maryland Selects Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

March 12, 2021
Contact: Lora Rakowski 443-797-9883 orlora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland Selects Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Teachers Selected for Expertise in Subject Areas and Success in Motivating Students BALTIMORE – (March 12, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced six finalists for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for Grades K-6. Established ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EANS) PROGRAM

March 3, 2021
Contact: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OPENS APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EANS) PROGRAM $35.8 Million in Education Relief Funding Available; Deadline to Submit Application is April 2, 2021 BALTIMORE – (March 3, 2021) – To support the safe opening and operating costs of non-public schools during the pandemic, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has opened ...
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Comment Period Opens For FFY 2021 Part C of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application

March 2, 2021
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) 2021 State Application for Federal Funds ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4

March 1, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski,443-797-9883lora.rakowski@maryland.gov      MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING ON THURSDAY, MARCH 4 Agenda Item Includes Spring State Assessments BALTIMORE, MD (March 1, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:15 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually.  Members of the public will be able to hear the audio and see ...
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Continued High Marks for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

February 24, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 BALTIMORE – (February 24, 2021)  – Maryland student success in the Advanced Placement (AP) program remains steady, and high participation rates on the rigorous tests continue. According to a report released by the College Board, 31.5 percent of the Maryland Class of 2020 earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam while in high ...
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State High School Graduation Rate Remains Consistent

February 23, 2021
Contact:   Lora RakowskiLora.Rakowski@maryland.gov BALTIMORE (February 23, 2021) – The percentage of Maryland students receiving a high school diploma in four years remains consistently high, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The four-year cohort graduation rate was 86.8 percent in 2020 — 4 points better than the 82.8 percent rate registered a decade ago in 2011, and ...
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MSDE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPENING OF SCHOOLS DURING PANDEMIC

February 23, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883  MSDE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPENING OF SCHOOLS DURING PANDEMIC  New Video Highlights Safe Local School System Openings and Public Health Practices Baltimore (February 23, 2021) – Overcoming the challenges of the Covid-19 public health emergency, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) continues to provide leadership and guidance to serve Maryland’s ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

February 22, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 or lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Agenda Items Include Recognition of Black History Month,CTE and Gifted and Talented Education; Discussion on Spring State Assessments BALTIMORE, MD (February 22, 2021) – As the State Board of Education transitions to in-person meetings, the Tuesday, February 23, 2021 meeting of the State Board of Education will begin ...
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Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens

February 1, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens MSDE Seeks to Expand Program’s Success;Deadline to Apply is May 31, 2021 BALTIMORE (February 1, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer thorough the Summer Food Service ...
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UPDATED: MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

January 25, 2021
For Immediate Release: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Please Note Updated Start Time of 11 a.m. for Today’s Meeting; Agenda Items Include a Discussion on First Quarter Performance Metrics and Disrupted Instruction BALTIMORE, MD (January 25, 2021) – On Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2020, the Maryland State Board of ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

January 22, 2021
For Immediate Release:                CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS,MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Agenda Items Include a Discussion on First Quarter Performance Metrics and Disrupted Instruction BALTIMORE, MD (January 22, 2021) – On Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education (Board) will ...
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MSDE PARTNERS WITH APPLE IN NEW APP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR MARYLAND SCHOOLS 

January 22, 2021
CONTACT:Lora Rakowski; lora.rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 MSDE PARTNERS WITH APPLE IN NEW APP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR MARYLAND SCHOOLS  “Mobile Applications & Software Development” Classes Will Be Added in the 2021-22 School Year BALTIMORE, MD – (January 22, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in partnership with ...
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