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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Hosts Early Career and Rising Educator Virtual Roundtable

May 4, 2022
For Immediate Release:  Contact: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Hosts Early Career and Rising Educator Virtual Roundtable Thursday at 6 p.m.: Join the Conversation and Share Your Ideas about Early Career Support and Rising Educator Preparation; Roundtable Hosted During Teacher Appreciation Week BALTIMORE, MD (May 4, 2022) – As the nation comes together to ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Signs Resolution to Take Transformative Action to Create World-Class Education System in Maryland

April 26, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Signs Resolution to Take Transformative Action to Create World-Class Education System in Maryland New Resolution Frames Urgency for Bold Transformation Needed to Achieve Excellent and Equitable Outcomes for Every Maryland Child BALTIMORE, MD (April 26, 2022) – With the return of full-time, in-person instruction across the State, today the Maryland State ...
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Maryland’s 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Honoree Announced

April 25, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland’s 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Honoree Announced Garrett County Elementary School Receives Award Honoring Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness and Offering Effective Sustainability Education BALTIMORE, MD (April 25, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2022 U.S. ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, April 26

April 22, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, April 26 Agenda Features Presentation on Achieving Academic Excellence and Equity for Black Boys; Blueprint Deep Dive on Early Childhood Education and Recognition of Math and Science Presidential Award Winners BALTIMORE, MD (April 22, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, ...
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Educators Re-Elect Carroll County Teacher to Serve on the Maryland State Board of Education

April 11, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Educators Re-Elect Carroll County Teacher to Serve onthe Maryland State Board of Education BALTIMORE, MD (April 11, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced today that Rachel McCusker, an elementary school music teacher from Carroll County Public Schools, has been re-elected by her peers to fill the teacher member position on the State ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Announces Judy Center Early Learning Hub Expansion Grants to Support Early Childhood Education

March 30, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486 Maryland State Department of Education AnnouncesJudy Center Early Learning Hub Expansion Grantsto Support Early Childhood Education Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Provides Funding for Additional Nine Centers Next Fiscal Year; Each Center Eligible for up to $330,000 Per Year BALTIMORE, MD (March 30, 2022) – Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced a new grant opportunity to expand Judy ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Host English Learner Education Virtual Roundtable Today, March 29

March 29, 2022
For Immediate Release: Contact: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0468 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland StateDepartment of Education Host English Learner Education Virtual Roundtable Today, March 29 Join the Conversation about Education That Works for Multilingual Learners BALTIMORE, MD (March 29, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), and CASA are hosting an English Learner ...
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State High School Graduation Rate Demonstrates Slight Increase in 2020-21 School Year; High School Dropout Rate Decreases in the Aggregate

March 22, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov State High School Graduation Rate DemonstratesSlight Increase in 2020-21 School Year;High School Dropout Rate Decreases in the Aggregate BALTIMORE, MD (March 22, 2022)  – Today the Maryland State Department of Education released data for the 2020-21 school year showing that more Maryland high school students are staying in school and receiving a high school diploma ...
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Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on School Preparedness

March 22, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on School Preparedness State Results Show Less Than Half of Students Prepared for Success in Kindergarten BALTIMORE, MD (March 22, 2022) – Today the Maryland State Department of Education released results of Maryland’s 2021-2022 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) demonstrating that all 24 local education agencies reported lower “demonstrating readiness” scores than ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, March 22

March 18, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education HostsMeeting Tuesday, March 22 Agenda Includes Virtual Learning Update and Release of Statewide Graduation Rates and Assessment Results;Guest Presentation by Karin Chenoweth, Author of Districts That Succeed: Breaking the Correlation Between Race, Poverty, and Achievement BALTIMORE, MD (March 18, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet at ...
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Maryland Selects Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

March 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486  Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland Selects Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching  Finalists Represent Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington County Public Schools BALTIMORE, MD (March 15, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) this week announced six finalists for the 2022 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for ...
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MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TEACHER MEMBER ELECTION

March 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486  Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov   MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TEACHER MEMBER ELECTION Election Takes Place March 7-13; All Individuals with Active Teaching Certificates Eligible to Cast Vote BALTIMORE, MD – (March 1, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announces the election process and nominees for the Maryland State Board of Education Teacher ...
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Two Maryland Educators Receive Nation’s Highest Distinction for Math and Science Teaching

February 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486  Two Maryland Educators Receive Nation’s Highest Distinction for Math and Science Teaching Anne Arundel and Baltimore City Teachers Among 102 National Presidential Award (PAEMST) Recipients BALTIMORE, MD (February 28, 2022) – Two Maryland educators are among 102 teachers across the Nation to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the United ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Introduces the Maryland National Board Certified Teacher in Low Performing School Program for 2022-23

February 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486 Maryland State Department of Education Introduces the Maryland National Board Certified Teacher inLow Performing School Program for 2022-23 Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Initiative Brings High-Quality Teachersand Leaders to State’s Low Performing Schools BALTIMORE, MD (February 24, 2022) – Recognizing that quality educators are key to student success, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is implementing ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Prekindergarten Grant Opportunities

February 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  410-767-0486 Maryland State Department of Education Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Prekindergarten Grant Opportunities Private Providers and Public Schools Now Eligible to Submit Proposals for $26 Million in PreK Expansion Grants; Eligible Private Providers Can Also Apply for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Maryland State Prekindergarten Program   BALTIMORE, MD (February 23, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, February 22

February 18, 2022
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, February 22 Agenda Includes Extended Public Comment Session; COVID-19 Learning Loss and Logistics Update; Deep Dive on Mental Health in Schools BALTIMORE, MD (February 18, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22 at the Maryland State Department of ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Hosts Career and Technical Education Virtual Roundtable, February 17

February 16, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Hosts Career and Technical Education Virtual Roundtable, February 17  Join the Conversation and Share Your Ideas about Education That Works During CTE Month!  BALTIMORE, MD (February 16, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) are hosting ...
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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATEWIDE FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT IN SCHOOLS

February 11, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486  lora.rakowski@maryland.gov STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATEWIDE FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT IN SCHOOLS  State Board and the Maryland State Department of Education Continue to Prioritize In-person Learning; Remain Committed to Public Health Strategies and Evaluating Current Data, Metrics, & Science (February 11, 2022) – With improving Covid-19 metrics throughout Maryland, the Maryland State Board of Education reaffirms ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Maryland Leads Grant Program

February 9, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 PROGRAM CONTACT: Justin Dayhoff, justin.dayhoff@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Maryland Leads Grant Program Maryland Leads to Provide More Than $150 Million in Funding to Local Education Agencies to Implement Targeted, Transformational Change BALTIMORE, MD (February 9, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced today it will launch a new grant initiative designed ...
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Normal Isn’t Good Enough: Maryland State Board and Maryland State Department of Education Seek Input from All Maryland Residents for Strategic Planning Survey

February 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Normal Isn’t Good Enough: Maryland State Board and Maryland State Department of Education Seek Input from All Maryland Residents for Strategic Planning Survey Stakeholder Engagement Will Help Redefine Maryland Education; Guide Implementation of Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future BALTIMORE, MD (February 1, 2022) – Charting a course to transformational change by leading the ...
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