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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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Maryland State Department of Education Publishes Graduation and Dropout Rates for the 2022-2023 School Year

March 26, 2024
The Maryland State Department of Education today released data on the four-year cohort graduation rate for students graduating from Maryland public schools in the spring of 2023.
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Maryland Selects Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

March 25, 2024
Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced six finalists for the 2024 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for K-6th grade. Established in 1983, PAEMST are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.
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Maryland State Board of Education Meets Tuesday, March 26

March 22, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, March 26  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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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Friday, March 22 

March 19, 2024
The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 a.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 (MSDE) Holds Annual Teach Maryland Conference 

March 11, 2024
On Tuesday, March 12, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will welcome 450 high school students from 13 school districts to the annual Teach Maryland Conference, designed to encourage young people to pursue careers in education. 
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Monday, March 4

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 via livestream. 
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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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