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Maryland State Department of Education Provides Update to Statewide Spring 2022 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) Results

January 24, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463 sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Provides Update toStatewide Spring 2022 Maryland ComprehensiveAssessment Program (MCAP) Results Maryland Students Return to Pre-Pandemic Performance on English Language Arts (ELA) Assessments; Maryland Students Continue Performing Below Proficient in Mathematics with Many Students Performing Just Below Proficiency.  BALTIMORE, MD (January 24, 2023) – Today at the January Board meeting, the Maryland State Department of ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, January 24

January 23, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463 sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, January 24 State Board Recognizes 2023 Maryland Teacher of the Year Berol Dewdney; Meeting Also Features Review of MCAP 2022 Results, Part 2; Accountability and Maryland School Report Card Update; Regulation Deep Dive on Educator Preparation and Licensure Updates; and Data Deep Dive on Students with Disabilities, Part 2 BALTIMORE, ...
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Joint Statement from the State Board of Education and Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB)

December 17, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT:Sylvia A. Lawson, 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Joint Statement from the State Board of Education and Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) Both Boards Look Forward to Continued Collaboration and Partnershipto Implement the Blueprint BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) met in joint session yesterday in ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) Will Hold Their First Joint Meeting

December 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education andAccountability and Implementation Board (AIB)Will Hold Their First Joint Meeting Meeting Agenda Includes Review of the Blueprint’s First Four Pillars BALTIMORE, MD (December 14, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education and AIB will hold their first joint meeting on Friday, December 16, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. The livestreamed ...
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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Innovative New Grant Program – Maryland Works – That Will Accelerate Industry-Aligned Youth Apprenticeship Programs

December 13, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MEDIA CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov PROGRAM CONTACT:Justin Dayhoff, 410-767-0439justin.dayhoff@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Innovative New Grant Program – Maryland Works – That Will Accelerate Industry-Aligned Youth Apprenticeship Programs MSDE to Award up to $12 million to Local Education Agencies and Partnering Organizations for Apprenticeship Infrastructure Investments BALTIMORE, MD (December 13, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Releases Preliminary Statewide Spring 2022 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) Assessment Data

December 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education ReleasesPreliminary Statewide Spring 2022 Maryland ComprehensiveAssessment Program (MCAP) Assessment Data Preliminary Statewide English Language Arts Assessment Results Signifya Return to Pre-Pandemic Proficiency for Several Grade Levels;Mathematics Results Improve from Early Fall 2021 AssessmentBut Remain Below Pre-Pandemic Performance Outcomes BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2022) – Today the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Appoints New Executive Director

December 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Appoints NewExecutive Director Zachary Hands Selected as Maryland State Board of Education Executive Director Following a Competitive and Deliberative Process BALTIMORE, MD (December 6, 2022) – Following a thorough, deliberative, and competitive recruitment and hiring process, the Maryland State Board of Education announced the selection of Zachary Hands as the State Board’s ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, December 6

December 2, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Sylvia Lawson, 410-767-0463 sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts MeetingTuesday, December 6 Meeting Features Spotlight on Maryland Leads Projects Underway in Carolineand Frederick County; Results of Kindergarten Readiness Assessment andMaryland School Survey; Updates on Spring Assessments and theNational Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) BALTIMORE, MD (December 2, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, November 16

November 14, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Sylvia Lawson, Ph.D., 410-767-0463sylvia.lawson@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Special VirtualMeeting on Wednesday, November 16 BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually.  Members of the public will be able to view the opening remarks via livestream ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Announces Child Care Provider and Child Care Employee Bonus Program

October 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MEDIA CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov PROGRAM CONTACT:Justin Dayhoff, 410-767-0439 justin.dayhoff@maryland.gov Maryland State Department of Education Announces Child Care Provider and Child Care Employee Bonus Program Grant Program Provides $16 Million in Bonuses and Support to Eligible Providersand Their Employees BALTIMORE, MD (October 28, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) today announced the Child Care Provider and Employee Bonus Program. This ...
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Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Release Phase 1 of the Strategic Plan and Engagement Report

October 25, 2022
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486   lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland StateDepartment of Education Release Phase 1 of theStrategic Plan and Engagement Report Stakeholder Engagement Defines and Guides Education Transformation and Implementation of Multiyear Strategic Plan HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 25, 2022) – Committed to a transformative path forward in support of every student in Maryland, the Maryland State Board of Education ...
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Maryland’s Scores Reflect Nationwide Learning Loss Trends in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

October 24, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland’s Scores Reflect Nationwide Learning Loss Trends in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results Signal Urgency to Accelerate Student Learning BALTIMORE, MD (Embargoed until 12:01 a.m. October 24, 2022) – Maryland student scores followed a national declining trend on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), continuing a downward trajectory that began in 2013 ...
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MSDE Distributes Bonuses to Education Support Professionals in Maryland Public Schools

October 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 MSDE Distributes Bonuses to Education Support Professionals in Maryland Public Schools Current State Budget and New State Law Provide Bonuses for Non-Certified Support Professionals This Fiscal Year and Next BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced new bonuses for professional education support staff in Maryland public schools. Education Support Professionals ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting in Washington County Tuesday, October 25

October 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meetingin Washington County Tuesday, October 25 Meeting Features Phase 1 Strategic Plan Release, Western Maryland Data Deep Dive and Blueprint Deep Dive on Apprenticeships BALTIMORE, MD (October 21, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25. As part of ongoing community engagement ...
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Maryland State Department of Education Releases Bonus Payments to Eligible Maryland Excels Child Care Providers

October 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov  Maryland State Department of Education Releases Bonus Payments to Eligible Maryland Excels Child Care Providers Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Provides $5 Million in Bonus Awards        BALTIMORE (October 20, 2022) — Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the distribution of bonuses to child care programs participating in Maryland EXCELS that demonstrate ...
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Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 17-21, 2022

October 20, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lora Rakowski 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety WeekOctober 17-21, 2022 Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims School Bus Safety Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 20, 2022) – Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring School Bus Safety Week in Maryland, October 17-21. The proclamation celebrates ...
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Baltimore City Elementary School Teacher Berol Dewdney Named 2022-23 Maryland Teacher Of The Year

October 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov410-767-0486 BALTIMORE CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERBEROL DEWDNEY NAMED 2022-23 MARYLAND TEACHER OF THE YEAR   BALTIMORE, MD (October 6, 2022) – In a celebration of Maryland teachers, tonight the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year: Berol Dewdney, a pre-kindergarten teacher at The Commodore John Rodgers School in the Baltimore ...
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MSDE DORS OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH

October 5, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486   lora.rakowski@maryland.gov MSDE DORS OBSERVES NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH Nationwide Recognition Campaign Takes Place in October BALTIMORE (October 5, 2022) – The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitation Services (MSDE DORS) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability ...
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Maryland State Department of Education and Partners to Announce the 2022–23 Maryland Teacher of the Year

October 3, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:= CONTACT:  Lora Rakowski, lora.rakowski@maryland.gov 410-767-0486 *MEDIA ADVISORY* Maryland State Department of Education and Partners toAnnounce the 2022–23 Maryland Teacher of the Year Announcement Will Occur on MPT2 on Thursday, October 6 at 8 p.m. ET BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2022) – Join the Maryland State Department of Education and partners for the 32nd annual celebration of the Maryland Teacher of the Year ...
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Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 27

September 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                               CONTACT: Lora Rakowski, 410-767-0486 lora.rakowski@maryland.gov Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, September 27 Meeting Features Blueprint Deep Dive on the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports and Data Deep Dive on Students with Disabilities BALTIMORE, MD (September 23, 2022) – The Maryland State Board of Education will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at the Maryland ...
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