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Continued High Marks for Maryland Students on Advanced Placement Success

February 24, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 BALTIMORE – (February 24, 2021)  – Maryland student success in the Advanced Placement (AP) program remains steady, and high participation rates on the rigorous tests continue. According to a report released by the College Board, 31.5 percent of the Maryland Class of 2020 earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam while in high ...
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State High School Graduation Rate Remains Consistent

February 23, 2021
Contact:   Lora RakowskiLora.Rakowski@maryland.gov BALTIMORE (February 23, 2021) – The percentage of Maryland students receiving a high school diploma in four years remains consistently high, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The four-year cohort graduation rate was 86.8 percent in 2020 — 4 points better than the 82.8 percent rate registered a decade ago in 2011, and ...
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MSDE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPENING OF SCHOOLS DURING PANDEMIC

February 23, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883  MSDE CONTINUES TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPENING OF SCHOOLS DURING PANDEMIC  New Video Highlights Safe Local School System Openings and Public Health Practices Baltimore (February 23, 2021) – Overcoming the challenges of the Covid-19 public health emergency, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) continues to provide leadership and guidance to serve Maryland’s ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

February 22, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 or lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Agenda Items Include Recognition of Black History Month,CTE and Gifted and Talented Education; Discussion on Spring State Assessments BALTIMORE, MD (February 22, 2021) – As the State Board of Education transitions to in-person meetings, the Tuesday, February 23, 2021 meeting of the State Board of Education will begin ...
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Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens

February 1, 2021
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Federal Funds Available to Serve Free Summer Meals to Children and Teens MSDE Seeks to Expand Program’s Success;Deadline to Apply is May 31, 2021 BALTIMORE (February 1, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer thorough the Summer Food Service ...
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UPDATED: MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

January 25, 2021
For Immediate Release: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Please Note Updated Start Time of 11 a.m. for Today’s Meeting; Agenda Items Include a Discussion on First Quarter Performance Metrics and Disrupted Instruction BALTIMORE, MD (January 25, 2021) – On Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2020, the Maryland State Board of ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

January 22, 2021
For Immediate Release:                CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS,MONDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Agenda Items Include a Discussion on First Quarter Performance Metrics and Disrupted Instruction BALTIMORE, MD (January 22, 2021) – On Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education (Board) will ...
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MSDE PARTNERS WITH APPLE IN NEW APP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR MARYLAND SCHOOLS 

January 22, 2021
CONTACT:Lora Rakowski; lora.rakowski@maryland.gov443-797-9883 MSDE PARTNERS WITH APPLE IN NEW APP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR MARYLAND SCHOOLS  “Mobile Applications & Software Development” Classes Will Be Added in the 2021-22 School Year BALTIMORE, MD – (January 22, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in partnership with ...
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $780 MILLION IN FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF FOR MARYLAND K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS

January 15, 2021
Contact: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 orlorarakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $780 MILLION IN FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEFFOR MARYLAND K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS Resources Will Help Local School Systems Open for In-Person Instruction and Address Learning Gap for Students Most Affected By COVID-19 BALTIMORE, MD – (January 15, 2021) – Today, Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. announced $781 million ...
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STATE BOARD CONTINUES TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT IN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

January 7, 2021
 CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov  STATE BOARD CONTINUES TO SEEK PUBLIC INPUT IN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH Input Sought Through Virtual Town Hall Meeting Tonight at 6 p.m. and Online Survey BALTIMORE, MD – (January 7, 2021) – The Maryland State Board of Education continues to seek public input to help identify characteristics and develop a leadership profile for the next Maryland State Superintendent of ...
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Maryland Releases New Strategic Plan for Prenatal to Age 8 Early Childhood System

December 16, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov   Maryland Ready: A Path to School Readiness and Success Provides Map to Equitable and Comprehensive Early Childhood Development Baltimore, MD – (December 16, 2020) – The State of Maryland today announced the release of Maryland Ready: A Path to School Readiness and Success, a five-year strategic plan that will map a course to support all children ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHEDULES VIRTUAL COMMUNITY FORUMS FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

December 16, 2020
CONTACT: Lora RakowskiLora.Rakowski@maryland.gov Community Forums Set to Gather Public Input; First Forum Scheduled for Tuesday, December 22 BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has scheduled virtual community forums to gather public input regarding the search for the next State Superintendent. Working with search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, the State Board of Education is seeking public input to ...
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State Superintendent Requests Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, Child Care Workers

December 15, 2020
  CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov  ‘A First Priority’ in the COVID-19 Vaccination Essential Plan Tier BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Schools Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. requested that the Maryland Department of Health include teachers, school staff and early child care professionals as the first priority in the plan to start COVID-19 vaccinations for essential employees in Maryland. Acknowledging many factors influencing the distribution of ...
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Two Maryland Teachers Receive National Honors in Math, Science Education

December 11, 2020
Contact: Lora Rakowski lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Two Maryland Teachers Receive National Honors in Math, Science Education Educators Among 107 Nationwide Receiving PAEMST Awards BALTIMORE, MD – (December 11, 2020) – Two Maryland teachers were among 107 educators nationwide that received the 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Stacie Marvin, the mathematics instructional team leader at Hammond Middle School in Howard County, and ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Meeting Focuses on School Year 20-21 Priorities and Return to In-Person Instruction 

December 8, 2020
            CONTACT: Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov 443-797-9883   Maryland State Board of Education Meeting Focuses on School Year 20-21 Priorities and Return to In-Person Instruction Schools Can Open Safely According to Leading Health Experts BALTIMORE, MD (December 8, 2020) – At today’s meeting of the Maryland State Board of Education, the State’s education leaders continued to focus on school year 20-21 priorities in the pandemic environment, and the return ...
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MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

December 6, 2020
CONTACT: Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov 443-797-9883 MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8   BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2020) – On Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education (Board) will meet virtually. On both days, Board members and presenters will participate in the virtual meeting, and members of the public will be able to hear ...
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MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS GREENWOOD/ASHER & ASSOCIATES TO LEAD SEARCH FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT

November 10, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS GREENWOOD/ASHER & ASSOCIATES TO LEAD SEARCH FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT Global Executive Search Firm Begins Multi-Phased Search Process Guided by Community Input BALTIMORE, MD (November 10, 2020) – The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) has retained Greenwood/Asher & Associates to lead the global search for the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. The ...
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State Superintendent of Schools Continues to Encourage Return to In-Person Instruction at State Board Meeting

October 26, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski Lora.rakowski@maryland.gov   STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AT STATE BOARD MEETING In-Person Instruction Critical to Wellbeing of Children; Health Metrics and Guidance Provided for Reopening of Schools BALTIMORE, MD (October 26, 2020) – At the October meeting of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. continued to encourage local school systems to ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Awards Over $3.8 Million Dollars to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Elementary Students

October 23, 2020
CONTACT:     Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 Lora.Rakowski@maryland.gov Jill Hann, 410-767-0218 Maryland State Department of Education Awards Over $3.8 Million Dollars to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Elementary Students 155 Elementary Schools Participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program BALTIMORE (October 23, 2020) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $3,865,000 in federal funds to 155 Maryland elementary schools to help children build lifelong healthy ...
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MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

October 23, 2020
CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 443-797-9883 Lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION HOSTS VIRTUAL MEETINGS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 Athletics, Recovery Plan, Reopening Plans on Agenda   BALTIMORE, MD – On Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Maryland State Board of Education (Board) will meet virtually. On both days, Board members and presenters will participate in the virtual meeting, and members of the public will ...
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