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Maryland State Board of Education Meets Tuesday, July 23

July 19, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 200 W. Baltimore St., in the State Board Room (7th floor). 
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MSDE Offers Free Summer Meals to Youth

July 12, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is offering free meals this summer at sites statewide for youth under age 18. 
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Dr. Carey M. Wright Starts Full Term as State Superintendent of Schools

July 1, 2024
Today, Dr. Carey M. Wright begins a four-year term as State Superintendent of Schools, a full circle moment for the Maryland born, raised and trained education leader. Dr. Wright, a former Mississippi State Superintendent of Education who previously served as Interim Maryland State Superintendent, was appointed by the Maryland State Board of Education in April to a full term. 
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MSDE Seeks Feedback on Proposed Literacy Policy

June 27, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) seeks public comment on a Draft Literacy Policy that will guide efforts to improve outcomes for all students.
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Maryland State Board of Education, Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board to Hold June 25 Joint Meeting 

June 21, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education and Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) will meet jointly on Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m., at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 W. Baltimore St., in the Board Room (7th floor). The joint meeting will conclude at 1 p.m., and the regular State Board meeting will begin at 2 p.m.
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Maryland State Board of Education to Host Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 29

May 24, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. Members of the public will be able to view and hear the roll call and opening remarks in real time via livestream. 
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Maryland State Board and MSDE Honor 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year

May 21, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator.
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MSDE Announces $6.85M Philanthropic Partnership to Increase Literacy Outcomes

May 21, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced a $6.85 million, four-year philanthropic partnership with nonprofit Ibis Group to increase literacy outcomes statewide. The grant will fund the deployment of high-quality professional development aligned to the Science of Reading for thousands of Maryland educators and administrators, starting Monday, July 1.
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Maryland State Board of Education Meets Tuesday, May 21

May 17, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 21  at 9 a.m. at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 200 W. Baltimore St., in the State Board Room (7th floor).
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MSDE Recommends Strategies to Help Graduating HS Seniors and Families Complete College Financial Aid Forms

May 14, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released strategies to assist local school districts with helping more students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Four Maryland HS Seniors Honored as 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars

May 10, 2024
Four Maryland students are among this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars, an annual program that honors the nation’s top-performing high school students in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
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Availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program at Local Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes

May 1, 2024
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) administers the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As the CACFP state administering agency, MSDE disperses federal funds for licensed or approved day care facilities or family child care homes to provide healthy meals and snacks at no charge to enrolled participants.
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Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on April 30

April 26, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet Tuesday, April 30 at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 200 W. Baltimore St., in the State Board Room (7th floor) at 9 a.m.
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2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Honorees from Maryland Announced

April 26, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) congratulates the Maryland 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) announced today.
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New Maryland State Superintendent of Schools will Reaffirm Her Commitment to High-Quality Education for All Children

April 24, 2024
New Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carey M. Wright and State Board of Education President Clarence C. Crawford will host a press briefing in the Maryland State Board of Education meeting room to describe their vision for Maryland public schools, children, and families.
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The Maryland State Board of Education Appoints Dr. Carey M. Wright as the Next State Superintendent of Schools

April 24, 2024
The State Board voted unanimously on April 24, 2024, to appoint Dr. Carey M. Wright as the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools for the term to begin July 1, 2024. Since October 23, 2023, Dr. Wright has served as the Interim State Superintendent of Schools.
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Maryland Semifinalists Named for 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

April 24, 2024
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the 625 semifinalists for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, 13 of which are Maryland high school students. 
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Wednesday, April 24

April 23, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public will be able to view and hear the roll call and opening remarks in real time via livestream. 
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Maryland State Department of Education Extends Maryland Accreditation to a Five-Year Status

April 17, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced that Maryland Accreditation for licensed child care centers and public early childhood education programs will be extended from a three-year status to a five-year status. The extension is expected to have an immediate impact on 991 child care centers, Head Start programs, and public prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs across the state.
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Saturday, April 13

April 9, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. Members of the public can view and hear the roll call and opening remarks in real time via livestream. 
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