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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, January 25

January 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, January 25 Agenda Includes: Blueprint Deep Dives on College and Career Readiness and Nationally Board-Certified Teachers and Low Performing Schools; Student Enrollment and Attendance Data Public Comment Expanded to Include Both In-person and Virtual Participation   BALTIMORE, MD (January 21, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Takes Active Measures to Prevent Illegal and Discriminatory Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

December 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Takes ActiveMeasures to Prevent Illegal and Discriminatory Use ofRestraint and Seclusion in Schools MSDE Superintendent Directs Top-to-Bottom Review of State Regulations,Policies, and Procedures on Restraint and Seclusion; Moves to Eliminate Practice BALTIMORE, MD (December 30, 2021) – Fully committed to ensuring all students have a safe environment to learn and thrive, the ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Second Round of Child Care Stabilization Grant Applications

December 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MEDIA CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486 PROGRAM CONTACT:childcaregrants.msde@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Second Round of Child Care Stabilization Grant Applications Additional $125 Million in Funding Provided by American Rescue Plan (ARP) Actof 2021 for Eligible Child Care Programs BALTIMORE, MD (December 28, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced today that it will open the application window for ...
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MSDE Conducts Search for Education Professionals to Launch School Expert Review Team- A Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Initiative

December 20, 2021
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MSDE Conducts Search for Education Professionalsto Launch School Expert Review Team –A Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Initiative   Teachers, School Leaders and Education Experts Sought to Assess School Level Implementation of Blueprint Initiatives,Investment of Emergency Federal Funds BALTIMORE, MD (December 20, 2021) – Leading the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, the Maryland State Department ...
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MSDE Releases Statement Addressing Local School Closures

December 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MSDE Releases Statement Addressing Local School Closures  State Partners with School Systems to Provide Resources, Tools to Support SafeContinued In-Person, Full-Time Instruction (December 20, 2021) – In response to several temporary school closures across the State, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is releasing the following statement: Understanding the concerns regarding rapidly changing conditions associated with the ...
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Maryland Partners with USDA’s Direct Certification With Medicaid Pilot Project

December 17, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Partners with USDA’s Direct Certification With Medicaid Pilot Project Pilot Project Will Connect More Maryland Students with School Meals; Minimize Paperwork for Families and Schools BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2021) –  Maryland will increase access to free and reduced price school meals for economically disadvantaged students as one of eight states selected by the United ...
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Maryland Early Fall Assessment Data and Kindergarten Readiness Results Reflect National Trends on Learning Loss

December 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Early Fall Assessment Data and Kindergarten Readiness Results Reflect National Trends on Learning Loss Preliminary Results Signify Learning Loss as Result of Pandemic; More than Half of All Maryland Students in All School Systems are Not Proficient in Prior Grade ELA and Math Assessments BALTIMORE, MD (December 8, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of ...
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UPDATED: Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, December 7

December 6, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov UPDATED: Maryland State Board of EducationHosts Meeting Tuesday, December 7 Meeting Features: Data Spotlight on Students Experiencing Homelessness;An Update on the English Learners Workgroup and Recognition of the 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year; Discussion of Proposed Face Covering Emergency Regulation BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet 9 ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, December 7

December 4, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts MeetingTuesday, December 7 Meeting Features: Data Spotlight on Students Experiencing Homelessness; An Update on the  English Learners Workgroup and Recognition of the 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet 9 a.m., Tuesday, December 7 at the Maryland ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Mask Regulation in Special Virtual Meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021

November 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Mask Regulation in Special Virtual Meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021 MSDE and State Board Discuss Public Input from Stakeholders, Community Members and Health Experts; Determine Next Steps Regarding Masking Regulation BALTIMORE, MD (November 24, 2021) – Following a special meeting featuring public comment from stakeholders, ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Masking Requirement in Special Virtual Meeting Tuesday, November 16

November 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Masking Requirement in Special Virtual Meeting Tuesday, November 16 MSDE and State Board Seek Public Input from Stakeholders and Community Members; Host National and State Public Health Expert Panel BALTIMORE, MD (November 10, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, October 26

October 22, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, October 26 Superintendent Choudhury Presents Data Spotlight on Students with Disabilities; Blueprint Focus Continues with Presentation on Community Schools and the Concentration of Poverty Grant BALTIMORE, MD (October 22, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the Maryland State Department ...
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Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs Awarded 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant

October 21, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486,       lora.rakowski@maryland.gov    Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs Awarded 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant BALTIMORE (October 21, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) ...
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Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021

October 19, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov   Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021 Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims School Bus Safety ...
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Maryland State Department of Education’s Plan for ARP Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students Approved

October 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education’s Plan for ARP Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students Approved U.S. Department of Education Distributes Remaining $651+Million to State BALTIMORE, MD (October 15, 2021) –  The Maryland State Department of Education announced that it will continue its work to accelerate student achievement and support social and emotional health with the U.S. ...
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Baltimore County Middle School Teacher Brianna Ross Named 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher Of The Year

October 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov BALTIMORE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERBRIANNA ROSS NAMED2021-2022 MARYLAND TEACHER OF THE YEAR BALTIMORE, MD (October 7, 2021) – In a celebration of Maryland teaching, tonight the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the 2021-22 Maryland Teacher of the Year: Brianna Ross, social studies teacher at Deer Park Middle Magnet School in Baltimore County. During a television special ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 28th

September 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 28th Superintendent Choudhury to Give Presentation on Economically Disadvantaged Students and Neighborhood Indicators of Poverty; In-Person Meetings Continue at State Education Building  BALTIMORE, MD (September 23, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet Tuesday, September 28th at 9 a.m. at the Maryland State ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Awards Over $4 Million to Maryland Schools to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Students

September 21, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                     CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 Jill Hann, 410-767-0218 Maryland State Department of Education Awards Over $4 Million to Maryland Schools to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Students Program Expands Student Access to Fresh Fruit and Vegetables; Funds Distributed to More than 180 Elementary Schools Across Maryland BALTIMORE (September 21, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Awarded 2021 Farm to School Grant

September 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                               CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Awarded      2021 Farm to School Grant Over $96,000 Awarded to ...
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New Masking Requirement Effective Immediately for All Maryland Public Schools

September 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                         CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov New Masking Requirement Effective Immediately for All Maryland Public Schools Maryland State Board of Education and Department of Education Gains Approval on Masking Requirement to Help Keep Schools Open and Safe; School Indoor Masking Requirement Aligned with CDC Recommendations BALTIMORE, MD (September 14, 2021) – In support of continuing efforts to keep students and school ...
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