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

October 18, 2018
BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore.  The meeting 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 (times approximate): 9:35 a.m.         Updating Regulations The ... Learn more

Maryland College Application Campaign Helps Students, Families to Navigate Process

October 17, 2018
Campaign Runs Through October 26, 2018 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and College Goal Maryland in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE) are sponsoring the Maryland College Application Campaign (MCAC) through October 26, 2018. The campaign is designed to encourage a higher percentage of the State’s working population to ... Learn more

MSDE Announcement: Two New School Safety Grants Available

October 15, 2018
Maryland has two new school safety grant opportunities available: Safe Schools Grant Fund – The FY 19 Safe Schools Fund has $10.6 million allocated by the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 in grant funding to enhance safety and security at public schools. The Fund is administered by the School Safety Subcabinet, and each local school system is eligible to ... Learn more

Dr. Richard Warren, Jr. Named 2018-19 Maryland Teacher of the Year

October 12, 2018
Statewide Winner is from Somerset County BALTIMORE – Dr. Richard Warren, Jr., an eighth grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher at Somerset County’s Crisfield High School and Academy, tonight was named the 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 28th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala. The event attracted ... Learn more

More than $16 Million Awarded to Maryland School Systems for Out-of-School Time Programs

October 10, 2018
Grants Awarded through Federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program BALTIMORE- A total of 53 programs in 13 Maryland jurisdictions have been awarded $16.4 million in grants by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program. The 21st CCLC programs occur before school, after school, during the summer, and on Saturdays. ... Learn more

National Center On Inclusive Education Selects Maryland As First Intensive Technical Assistance State

October 9, 2018
Program Improves Access to Education for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities BALTIMORE – Through a competitive process Maryland has been selected as the first national technical assistance site by the TIES Center, a National Technical Assistance Center on Inclusive Practices and Policies in schools and district educational systems. The TIES Center, or TIES, (Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support), ... Learn more

Maryland Approves New Standards for Computer Science Education

October 5, 2018
State Board Acts on Broad-Based Plan to Improve Technology Focus BALTIMORE– The Maryland State Board of Education has approved a new set of standards designed to further strengthen computer science education in Maryland. The new standards integrate technology education throughout each grade level, and are designed to be specific, measurable, and include performance expectations. The standards, starting in kindergarten and progressing ... Learn more

International Gospel Artist Donald Lawrence to Lead Statewide Choir in Concert, Provide Professional Development

October 5, 2018
Community Concert Set for October 13 at Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church BALTIMORE – The Fine Arts Office at the Maryland State Department of Education and four partners will present a special two-day professional development training for Maryland music educators and community musicians next week, which will culminate in a community concert titled Donald Lawrence: In Concert on Saturday, October 13.   WHO: ... Learn more

Maryland Awarded $3.6 Million in Federal Grants to Strengthen School Safety

October 3, 2018
U.S. Department of Education, Department of Justice Funds BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education has been awarded $3.6 million in federal grants designed to further strengthen classroom safety. A five-year, $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Maryland to implement the Maryland School Emergency Preparedness Program, a partnership between MSDE, local school systems, the Maryland ... Learn more

All Six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools Awarded National Blue Ribbons

October 1, 2018
One Nonpublic School Also Honored BALTIMORE  –All six public schools awarded Maryland Blue Ribbons last year have been named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The State public schools receiving national honors are:   West Towson Elementary School, Baltimore County Urbana Elementary School, Frederick County Fallston Middle School, Harford County Waterloo Elementary School, Howard County Bannockburn Elementary School, Montgomery County Luxmanor Elementary School, Montgomery ... Learn more

Maryland Awards Grants to Develop, Expand Charter Schools

September 27, 2018
Over $5 Million Awarded to Six Programs in Four Systems ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 27, 2018) – The Hogan administration today awarded six grants totaling more than $5 million to support the growth of public charter schools across the state. Three-year grants of up to $900,000 each went to programs in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, and St. Mary’s County. ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, September 25

September 20, 2018
BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore.  The meeting 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 (times approximate):   9:35 a.m.         Updating ... Learn more

Teaching Kids, Not Classes

September 13, 2018
Sarah Desrosiers, M.Ed. Charles County Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016 Today’s children need so much more than we did when we went to school.  Society has changed and so have family dynamics. As teachers, we need to understand  the entire child in order to teach effectively. Kids now come into our classrooms with big issues and huge struggles.  They come in with ... Learn more

Over $3 Million Awarded to Maryland Schools to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Students

September 5, 2018
Funds Help Children Build Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $3,288,950 in federal funds to selected Maryland elementary schools in order to help children build lifelong healthy eating habits. The funds, made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), will provide fresh fruits and vegetables ... Learn more

Finalists Named for 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year

August 31, 2018
Statewide Winner Announced in October BALTIMORE – Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, today announced the names of seven finalists for 2018-2019 Maryland Teacher of the Year. “Maryland’s teachers play a vital role in the lives of our students—educating, encouraging, and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow,” said Governor Larry Hogan.  “Being chosen as a Teacher of the Year finalist is a tremendous honor ... Learn more

MSDE Awards Robotics Grants to Maryland Public Schools and Non-Profit Partnerships

August 31, 2018
Grants Help Support Robotics Programs BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded grants to five non-profit partnerships and 14 schools/districts in support of developing and expanding Robotics Programs. Maryland’s Robotics Program was established by the 2016 General Assembly (House Bill 115) under the Education Article, Section 7-121 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This state grant program supports funding ... Learn more

Maryland Center For School Safety Honors Outstanding Commitment to School Safety

August 30, 2018
Award Ceremony Recognizes Leaders in School Safety BALTIMORE –  The Maryland Center for School Safety held its 5th Annual School Safety Conference this past month in Annapolis. An award ceremony held during the conference honored individuals and teams that went above and beyond in the name of school safety during the 2017/2018 school year. The awards were presented in the following categories:   School ... Learn more

State Assessment Scores Rise in both Mathematics and English Language Arts

August 28, 2018
Elementary and Middle Grades Show Positive Results BALTIMORE- Results of the latest Maryland state assessments found improvements in both mathematics and English language arts scores combined across the elementary and middle grade levels. Complete 2018 Maryland assessment results were released today in a presentation before the Maryland State Board of Education. The percent of students attaining a performance level 4 or 5 on ... Learn more

Schools are Ready to Open for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

August 24, 2018
Enrollment Expected to Set Another New Record BALTIMORE – Maryland public school systems begin re-opening next week, as another new record number of students is expected for the 2018-19 academic year. “The beginning of a new school year is full of excitement and opportunities for students, teachers, and parents alike,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “I believe that every Maryland student should have ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, August 28

August 23, 2018
BALTIMORE (August 23, 2018) – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. The meeting 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: 10:30 a.m. 2018 ... Learn more

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