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Six Maryland Public Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 25, 2020
For Immediate Release September 25, 2020 Contact: Lora Rakowski Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov Six Maryland Public Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools BALTIMORE (September 25, 2020) —  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recognized six Maryland public schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and private elementary, middle, and high schools recognized for overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among ...
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Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Announces Local School Systems May Officially Start High School Fall Sports Beginning October 7, 2020

September 24, 2020
For Immediate Release: September 24, 2020 Contact: R. Andrew Warner Robert.Warner1@maryland.gov Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Announces Local School Systems May Officially Start High School Fall Sports Beginning October 7, 2020 BALTIMORE — Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. today announced the ability for each local school system (LSS) to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in Maryland secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Provides $10 Million in Grant Funding to Support In-Person Instruction This Fall

September 21, 2020
For Immediate Release September 21, 2020 Contact: Lora Rakowski lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Provides $10 Million in Grant Funding to Support In-Person Instruction This Fall Additional COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Support Local School Systems that Reopen Buildings to Students by Second Quarter of School Year BALTIMORE —  As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is ...
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Maryland Career & Technical Students Shine at FBLA National Leadership Virtual Competition

September 18, 2020
For Immediate Release: Contact: Lora Rakowski Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland Career & Technical Students Shine at FBLA National Leadership Virtual Competition  Record Number of Maryland Competitors Finish in National Top Ten BALTIMORE  (September 18, 2020) – Maryland’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home 26 medals from the National Leadership Online Experience (NLE) earlier this summer, given the cancellation of the in-person conference in Salt ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETINGS ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND SEPTEMBER 22 

September 17, 2020
For Immediate Release September 17, 2020 Contact: Robyne McCullough robyne.mccullough@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETINGS ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND SEPTEMBER 22  BALTIMORE  –  On Monday, September 21 and Tuesday September 22, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) will meet virtually. On September 21, the State Board is expected to set its priorities for the 2020-2021 school year and discuss ...
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MSDE DORS PARTNERS WITH SEPHORA IN NEW TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

September 14, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2020 CONTACT: DORS: Kimberlee Schultz, 443-240-3788 Sephora: PR@Sephora.com   MSDE DORS PARTNERS WITH SEPHORA IN NEW TRAINING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Sephora Welcomes First Class of Trainees to its Maryland Distribution Center   BALTIMORE  – Today, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (MSDE DORS) announces a new partnership with Sephora to provide career opportunities ...
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Finalists Named for 2020 – 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year

September 9, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robyne McCullough Robyne.McCullough@maryland.gov Finalists Named for 2020 – 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year Overall Statewide Winner to be Announced in October BALTIMORE – (September 9, 2020) – Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. today announced the seven finalists for 2020-2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year. They are: Wyatt Oroke, Baltimore City Caitlin Fregelette, Calvert County; Jena Ehmann, Carroll County; Chelsea Jones, Cecil County; James ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Announces Additional COVID-19 Relief Grants for Maryland Schools and Universities

September 9, 2020
For immediate release: September 9, 2020 Contact: Robyne McCullough Robyne.McCullough@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Announces Additional COVID-19 Relief Grants for Maryland Schools and Universities Awarding $10 Million in Grants to Support Innovative Education Solutions During COVID-19 Pandemic BALTIMORE —The Maryland State Department of Education today announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Meeting Virtually On Tuesday, September 1, 2020

August 31, 2020
For Immediate Release Contact:  Robyne McCullough robyne.mccullough@maryland.gov BALTIMORE, MD  –  On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9 a.m., there will be a special meeting of the Maryland State Board of Education to discuss Maryland’s Recovery during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and student engagement. This will include discussion of recommended synchronous learning time for Maryland students. State Board members and presenters will participate in the ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020

August 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov or 443-797-9883 Public Comment Welcomed Via Teleconference on Tuesday, August 25th, Pre-Registration Required by 3 p.m. on Monday, August 24th BALTIMORE, MD – Special Notice: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25, 2020, meetings of the Maryland State Board of Education will be conducted entirely via livestream, and there will be ...
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CLARENCE CRAWFORD ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

July 30, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 Jean C. Halle Elected Vice President BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland State Board of Education unanimously elected Clarence Crawford as president and Jean Halle as vice president for the 2020-2021 term. Bringing more than 45 years of combined government, leadership, business and instruction experience to the Maryland State Board of Education, Governor Hogan appointed Mr. Crawford as a board ...
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MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETING, TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

July 24, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 / 410-767-0486 Public Comment Welcomed Via Teleconference, Pre-Registration Required BALTIMORE, MD – Special Notice: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Tuesday, July 28, 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. Beginning ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Invites Live Public Comment to Virtual Board Meetings

July 23, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland State Department of Education invites live public comments in future meetings of the Maryland State Board of Education beginning with the next virtual meeting scheduled Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comment(s)/feedback to the State Board of Education to share their views on issues pertaining to ...
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Maryland Child Care Moves Forward as Part of State’s Overall Stage 2 Recovery

July 10, 2020
             CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883  State to Transition Away from Unlicensed Emergency Care as More Licensed Providers Continue to Reopen; Family Child Care Start-up Grants Increased to $1,000; Child Care Scholarships Based on Attendance Beginning July 20th Nearly 70 Percent of Maryland’s Licensed Providers Have Reopened BALTIMORE, MD – In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage 2 of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: ...
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NEW GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

June 26, 2020
     CONTACT:  Samantha Bader, 410-767-0513/Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883                               BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced revised Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for free and reduced-price school meals. The guidelines are set by the federal government and adopted by MSDE. The IEGs are used to ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

June 22, 2020
CONTACT:  LORA RAKOWSKI, 443-797-9883/410-767-0486 BALTIMORE ­- SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Tuesday, June 23, 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. Beginning at 11 a.m., State Board members and presenters will ...
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Maryland Education Moves Forward as Part of State’s Overall Stage 2 Recovery

June 10, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883   Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education Updated; Summer School and Nonpublic Special Education Schools Can Reopen for In-Person Instruction; Child Care Center Groups Expanded to Maximum of 15 Annapolis  – In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage two of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the education community is moving forward as outlined in ...
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From State Superintendent Salmon: Special Message to the Education Community

June 8, 2020
Dear Maryland Education Community, The last two weeks have laid bare the reality that there is an urgent need for change in our nation. The pain, grief, and anger felt in our communities in Maryland and across the country are undeniable. As an educator, I know that our children are looking to see how adults react and respond to that reality. ...
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MARYLAND GREEN SCHOOL PROGRAM GROWS TO 656 SCHOOLS

June 5, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883  Certified Green Schools Conserve Energy and Water, Reduce Waste and Protect Environmental Resources BALTIMORE  – The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announced the 2019-20 Maryland Green School designees, which grows the Maryland Green School Program to 656 schools strong. This year’s designees include an additional 46 new Maryland Green Schools, 86 schools with recertified Maryland ...
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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. ...
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