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Maryland State Department of Education Extends Maryland Accreditation to a Five-Year Status

April 17, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:John White, 410-767-0486john.white@maryland.gov   Maryland State Department of Education Extends Maryland Accreditation to a Five-Year Status Extension Paves the Way for Expanded Access to High-Quality Child Care and Early Education in Maryland    BALTIMORE (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 ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Saturday, April 13

April 9, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:John White, 410-767-0486john.white@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting on Saturday, April 13    BALTIMORE (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.  After opening remarks, ...
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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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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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