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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Monday, March 4

March 1, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:Raven Hill, 410-767-0486 raven.hill@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Monday, March 4 BALTIMORE (March 1, 2024) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Monday, March 4 at 9 a.m. Members of the public will be able to view and hear the roll call and opening remarks in real time ...
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MSDE to Adopt New Kindergarten Assessment for School Readiness

February 28, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will be moving away from the current Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) after results from an independent analysis indicated potential bias in the current assessment against bilingual or multilingual learners.
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Eight Schools Earn Purple Star Designation

February 27, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education announced the inaugural group of eight Purple Star Schools, recognizing their strong services and support for students from military families. 
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Maryland State Board of Education, Blueprint AIB to Hold Feb. 27 Joint Meeting

February 23, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education and Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) will meet jointly on Tuesday, February 27, 9 a.m., at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 W. Baltimore St., in the Board Room (7th floor). The joint portion of the meeting will conclude at 12:30 p.m., and the State Board will continue its regular business ...
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MSDE Opens Applications for Summer Meals Program Sites

January 31, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve as meal sites for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP, a U.S. Department of Agriculture summer program, provides free, nutritious meals for children and teens who might otherwise go hungry when school is not in session.
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Maryland State Board of Education Moves Forward With Next Steps in State Superintendent Search

January 25, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education completed the development of the Leadership Profile that it will use to identify and screen potential candidates to serve as the next State Superintendent of Schools as the search process moves to the application phase.
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State Board Calls for the Adoption of Science of Reading Statewide

January 23, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Board of Education called for the statewide adoption and implementation of literacy instruction based on the Science of Reading starting with the 2024-25 academic year.
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Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Jan. 23 Meeting

January 19, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet Tuesday, January 23, 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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Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Jan. 11 Meeting

January 10, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet Thursday, January 11, 9 a.m., at the Maritime Conference Center to discuss the fiscal year 2025 budget and personnel matters in Executive Session.
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Maryland State Board of Education to Host Virtual Town Halls on State Superintendent Search

January 8, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will host a series of virtual town halls to obtain feedback from families, educators, administrators and community members  on the State Superintendent of Schools selection process.
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Maryland State Board of Education Selects Hazard, Young, and Attea Associates to Lead State Superintendent Search

December 18, 2023
The Maryland State Board of Education has retained Hazard, Young, and Attea (HYA) Associates to conduct a nationwide search for the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. Working alongside the State Board, the firm will begin its work immediately to lead recruitment, stakeholder engagement, vetting of qualified candidates, and conducting outreach to assist in the State Superintendent selection and appointment ...
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MSDE Releases Annual Maryland School Report Card

December 13, 2023
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released state, district and school-level results for the 2023 Maryland School Report Card. ​​
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Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Dec. 5 Meeting

December 4, 2023
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet Tuesday, December 5 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. Maryland School Report Cards MSDE will highlight preliminary Maryland School Report Card results for the 2022-2023 school year during the meeting. The presentation ...
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MSDE Releases $5M in Bonus Payments to Improved Child Care Programs

November 20, 2023
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the distribution of $5 million in bonuses to Maryland EXCELS child care programs with higher quality ratings, as part of the transformative Blueprint for Maryland’s Future landmark legislation. 
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Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Nov. 9 Special Meeting, Virtual Public Hearing

November 2, 2023
The Maryland State Board of Education will hold a special meeting and virtual public hearing on Thursday, November 9, regarding recommendations for a new College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standard. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom beginning at 4:30 p.m. The public hearing portion of the agenda will begin at 6 p.m.
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MSDE Awards $4M+ for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

October 26, 2023
More Maryland students will have access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day through a $4.7 million federal grant program. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is distributing funds to 213 elementary schools statewide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), up from 196 participating schools during the 2022-23 academic year.
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Maryland State Board of Education to Hold Oct. 24 Public Meeting

October 20, 2023
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet Tuesday, October 24, 9 a.m., at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 200 W. Baltimore St., State Board Room (7th floor). The meeting will be the first with Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carey M. Wright, who joins MSDE on Monday, October 23. 
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Annapolis HS Educator Mary Kay Connerton Named 2023-2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year

October 13, 2023
Mary Kay Connerton, a physical education, health, and wellness teacher at Annapolis High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), has been named the 2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
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MSDE Announces Recipients of Maryland Tutoring Corps Grant Program Awards

October 5, 2023
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) unveiled a monumental $28 million investment today in the Maryland Tutoring Corps Grant Program, cementing the commitment to significantly enhance middle and high school math proficiency, especially amongst historically underserved students. Funds will be awarded to Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County Public Schools, and Wicomico County Public Schools.
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The Maryland State Board of Education Appoints Dr. Carey Wright as Interim State Superintendent

October 4, 2023
The State Board voted unanimously on Wednesday evening to appoint Dr. Carey Wright as the interim State Superintendent of Schools for the remainder of the current term through June 30, 2024. Dr. Wright will begin her service as State Superintendent by October 23, 2023, pending the completion of onboarding logistics.
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