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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020

May 23, 2020
CONTACT:  LORA RAKOWSKI, 443-797-9883/410-767-0486 BALTIMORE  ­- SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Wednesday, May 27, 2020 meeting of the State Board of Education will be conducted entirely via livestream, and there will be no public access to the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Please note the change in the meeting day. ... Learn more

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOPS NEW CHILD CARE RECOVERY PLAN; ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL CHILD CARE EXPANDED IN IMMEDIATE TRANSITION PHASE

May 20, 2020
CONTACT: LORA RAKOWSKI, 443-797-9883 / 410-767-0486  Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care Outlines Path Forward for Child Care During COVID-19 Pandemic BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) developed Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care, a plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  As the State entered the first recovery stage, MSDE ... Learn more

MARYLAND RECOGNIZES CHILD CARE PROVIDER APPRECIATION DAY FRIDAY, MAY 8

May 8, 2020
CONTACT: LORA RAKOWSKI, 443-797-9883 / 410-767-0486 Maryland Honors Child Care Providers with a “Thank You” Video During Pandemic Emergency BALTIMORE –  Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed May 8 as Maryland Provider Appreciation Day, as he recognized the exceptional efforts of all child care providers around the state, and called special attention to those serving children of essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing Provider ... Learn more

GOVERNOR HOGAN PROCLAIMS MAY 1, 2020 MARYLAND SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY

May 1, 2020
CONTACT:  LORA RAKOWSKI, 443-797-9883 / 410-767-0486 Maryland Honors School Food Service Staff on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency BALTIMORE  –  Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed May 1 as Maryland School Lunch Hero Day,  in tribute to the extraordinary efforts and service of community and school food service professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency.  Recognizing National School Lunch Hero Day ... Learn more

MPSSAA Updated Statement Regarding Interscholastic Athletics

April 28, 2020
For Immediate Release:  Contact: Lora Rakowski, MSDE, 443-797-9883 The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA), after careful review and consultation with the Maryland State Board of Education and Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, is officially announcing the cancellation of all MPSSAA events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  This includes the remainder of the 2020 Boys ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education Meets Via Teleconference On Tuesday, April 28, 2020

April 24, 2020
CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 BALTIMORE – SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the April 28, 2020 meeting of the State Board of Education will be conducted entirely via teleconference and there will be no public access to the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. State Board members and ... Learn more

Celebrating Earth Day: Two Maryland Schools Earn 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Designation

April 22, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 Oakland Terrace Elementary in Montgomery County and Wellwood International School in Baltimore County Selected for National Recognition BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Education announced today that two Maryland schools have earned 2020 U.S. Department of School Green Ribbon School (GRS) designation. Oakland Terrace Elementary School in Montgomery County and Wellwood International School in Baltimore County both received U.S. ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education Meets via Teleconference on Tuesday, April 14

April 13, 2020
BALTIMORE –  SPECIAL NOTICE: A special meeting of the Maryland State Board of Education will take place April 14, 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be conducted entirely via teleconference and there will be no public access to the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The meeting will begin at ... Learn more

State Board Superintendent Announcement

March 31, 2020
BALTIMORE – In light of the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, the Maryland Board of Education has asked Dr. Salmon to accept a new contract which will continue her service through June 30, 2021.  We are grateful that Dr. Salmon has agreed to continue serving Maryland’s Students during this National crisis. Additionally, with the unprecedented business conditions Nationwide, the ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education Meets via Teleconference on Tuesday, March 24 

March 23, 2020
CONTACT:  Samantha Foley, 410-767-0482 BALTIMORE – SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the March 24, 2020 meeting of the State Board of Education will be conducted entirely via teleconference and there will be no public access to the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. State Board ... Learn more

Governor Hogan Enacts Emergency Order to Expand Access to Child Care During COVID-19 State of Emergency

March 14, 2020
State Department of Education Issues Enhanced Guidelines for Day Care Facilities to Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today enacted an emergency order to expand child care access to child care for critical personnel during the state of emergency. This will help ensure that child care services are available for providers of health care, emergency medical services, and ... Learn more

Comment Period Opens for FFY2020 Part B of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application

March 13, 2020
BALTIMORE – The General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) requires Maryland to make the proposed State Application for Federal Funds under Part B 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) 2020 State Application for Federal ... Learn more

State Superintendent Salmon Announces Temporary Closure of Maryland Public Schools

March 12, 2020
Contact: Samantha Foley, 410-767-0482 BALTIMORE –  This afternoon, during Governor Larry Hogan’s press conference, Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, directed that effective Monday, March 16th, through Friday, March 27th, all public schools in Maryland will be closed. All scheduled school-sanctioned travel for students and staff will also be cancelled effective immediately. “It is crucial that we take immediate measures to ... Learn more

Comment Period Opens For FFY2020 Part C of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application

February 25, 2020
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) 2020 State Application for Federal Funds under ... Learn more

Maryland State Board of Education Meets on Tuesday, February 25

February 24, 2020
CONTACT:  Samantha Foley, 410-767-0482 BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 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 (times approximate): 9:45 a.m.         ... Learn more

State Superintendent Search: Maryland State Board of Education Seeks Input From Online Survey

February 21, 2020
BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education has initiated its search for a new State Superintendent of Schools. A key step in this process is to identify the characteristics the state is seeking for the new State Superintendent of Schools. The Board invites your participation in this process to share your views by responding to the online survey at: https://ecrasurvey.com/msdesupt2020 ... Learn more

State Superintendent Search Community Forums Scheduled

February 10, 2020
Regional Forums Set to Gather Public Input BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled several regional forums to gather public input regarding the next State Superintendent. Working with search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), the forums scheduled by the State Board of Education will be used to help identify the characteristics necessary to help lead ... Learn more

Another High Mark for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

February 7, 2020
BALTIMORE  – Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement (AP) remains steady, while 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 2019 earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam while in high school. This rate is well above the nationwide number ... Learn more

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates To Lead Search For State Superintendent

February 5, 2020
Contact: Samantha Foley 410-767-0482 Illinois- Based Firm Selected By State Board BALTIMORE  – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has retained Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to lead the national search for the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. The firm, based in Rosemont, IL, begins its work immediately.  The $49,950 contract covers multiple phases of a thorough search ... Learn more

Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens

January 28, 2020
MSDE Seeks to Expand Program’s Success BALTIMORE – 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 through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program. Last summer, over 3 million meals and snacks were served to children and teens throughout ... Learn more

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