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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, July 27

July 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:              CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486 Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, July 27  In-person Meetings Restored at Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building BALTIMORE, MD (July 23, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street in the 7th floor State Board Room. ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Welcomes Two New Members

July 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                              CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486 Maryland State Board of Education Welcomes Two New Members Chuen-Chin Bianca Chang, MSN, PNP, RN-BC, and Kevin Bokoum, Student, Join Board of Education BALTIMORE, MD (July 20, 2021) – Two new members have recently joined the Maryland State Board of Education. On July 1, Board Member Chuen-Chin Bianca Chang, MSN, PNP, ...
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Maryland State Department of Education and National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Collaborate to Reduce Equity Gaps in Career and Technical Education Programs

July 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                    CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486 Maryland State Department of Education and National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Collaborate to Reduce Equity Gaps in Career and Technical Education Programs Root Cause Analysis to be Used to Identify and Address Equity Gaps in Career and Technical Education Programs BALTIMORE, MD (July 20, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Career ...
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Maryland Career & Technical Education Students Shine at National Leadership and Skills Conference

July 19, 2021
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                        CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883  Maryland Career & Technical Education Students Shine at National Leadership and Skills Conference Over Half of Maryland Competitors Finish in National Top Ten BALTIMORE, MD (July 19, 2021) – Maryland ...
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MSDE SECURES $5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

July 19, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                              CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MSDE SECURES $5 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES U.S. Department of Education Awards Grant to Special Education Instruction BALTIMORE, MD – (July 19, 2021) – In support of its mission to support education equity and excellence for all students, the Maryland State Department of Education will invest ...
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Maryland State Department Of Education Announces More Than $309 Million To Support State Child Care Providers

July 14, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                           CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883  Maryland State Department Of Education Announces More Than $309 Million To Support State Child Care Providers Child Care Stabilization Grant Applications Now Open; Funding Provided by American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 for Eligible Child Care Programs BALTIMORE, MD (July 14, 2021) – The ...
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COLLECT BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS IN NEED

July 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: MDOT, Erin Henson, 410-865-1025 or Jim Joyner, 410-865-1030MSDE, Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486Boys & Girls Club, Jesse Schaefer, 410-637-3838 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COLLECTBACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS IN NEED Statewide drive partners with Boys & Girls Club Maryland Alliance; Public can donate online or drop supplies at more than 60 collection sites across state  HANOVER, ...
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Maryland History and Civics Curricula Receive High Praise from National Organization

July 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:            CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486 Maryland History and Civics Curricula Receive High Praise from National Organization Maryland’s Civics and United States History Standards Earn Grades of B+ and B Respectively from Fordham Institute; Standards Recognized as “Impressive” BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that Maryland’s State standards and frameworks for American ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WELCOMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS MOHAMMED CHOUDHURY 

July 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                               CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WELCOMES NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS MOHAMMED CHOUDHURY Choudhury Celebrates First Day on the Job; Continues MSDE’s Focus on Equity BALTIMORE, MD (July 1, 2021) – Today, Mr. Mohammed Choudhury officially assumed the office of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, responsible for leading the Maryland State Department of Education ...
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NEW GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS

June 30, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-797-9883 NEW GUIDELINES ANNOUNCED FOR FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS BALTIMORE (June 30, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced updated 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 determine eligibility for free or reduced-price ...
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MSDE SEEKS INPUT FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS EMERGENCY RELIEF PLAN

June 29, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov   MSDE SEEKS INPUT FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS EMERGENCY RELIEF PLAN Draft Plan Posted for Review; Survey Now Open Through July 9, 2021 to Solicit Public Comment BALTIMORE, MD (June 29, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) seeks public input for its draft of the State plan for American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. KAREN B. SALMON

June 22, 2021
For Immediate Release:                         CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486  MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. KAREN B. SALMON Dr. Salmon Recognized for Elevating State’s Education Program and Focus on Equity and Rigorous Standards throughout 45 Year Career, Five Years as State Superintendent of Schools BALTIMORE, MD (June 22, 2021) – Today the Maryland State Board of Education celebrated the ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 22

June 18, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:             CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-401-3921 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 22 BALTIMORE, MD (June 18, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. The meeting will be hosted in a hybrid fashion, with Board Members participating in-person, as well as virtually through the Cisco WebEx ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZES 2021- 2022 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

June 4, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                         CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski; lora.rakowski@maryland.gov   MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZES 2021- 2022 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR Teachers of the Year Selected By and Represent All 24 Maryland School Systems; Cohort Features Instructors for Grade Levels Pre-Kindergarten through High School BALTIMORE, MD (June 4, 2021)  –  Yesterday in a virtual summit, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. joined ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REOPENS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EANS) PROGRAM FOR SECOND AND FINAL ROUND OF REIMBURSEMENTS

June 2, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-401-3921 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REOPENS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EANS) PROGRAM FOR SECOND AND FINAL ROUND OF REIMBURSEMENTS BALTIMORE, MD (June 2, 2021) – To support the safe opening and operating costs of non-public schools during the pandemic, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has reopened the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) program. ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND ARTS EDUCATION IN MARYLAND SCHOOLS HOSTS “NIKKI GIOVANNI SPEAKS”

June 1, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883  MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND ARTS EDUCATION IN MARYLAND SCHOOLS HOSTS NIKKI GIOVANNI SPEAKS Educators throughout Maryland Invited to Register for Free, Keynote Delivered by Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni; Presentation Focuses on Social Justice, Equity and Antiracism BALTIMORE, MD (June 1, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL STUDENT TOWN HALL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1

May 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:            CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL STUDENT TOWN HALL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 1 Maryland Students Invited to Education Discussion with Superintendent of Maryland Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon and Student Board Member Jason Wu; Students Are Invited to Submit Questions BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education will host a ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS NEW STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

May 27, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 410-767-0486 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS NEW STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS  Mr. Mohammed Choudhury Appointed Following National, Multi-Phased Search Process Guided by Community and Stakeholder Input BALTIMORE, MD (May 27, 2021) – In a unanimous vote today, the Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has appointed Mr. Mohammed Choudhury as the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 27

May 26, 2021
CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS SPECIAL MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 27 BALTIMORE, MD (May 26, 2021) –  The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually. Members of the public will be able to view and hear the meeting in real time ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 25

May 21, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                        CONTACT:  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov, 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 25 BALTIMORE, MD (May 21, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, beginning at 9 a.m. The meeting will be hosted in a hybrid fashion, with ...
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