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Board Agenda - February 28, 2012



Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595


Artwork in the Board Room is from Harford County


9:00 a.m.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                              


9:05 a.m.  


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of January 24, 2012 and February 13, 2012               

b) Personnel Tab B                                                                                                 

c) Budget Adjustments for January, 2012 Tab C


Information & Discussion


9:10 a.m.


2.   Race to the Top Update


9:20 a.m.


3.   Race to the Top Focus Area: Transition to the Common Core Standards Tab D


10:05 a.m.


4.   Update: Next Generation Science Standards Tab E


10:25 a.m.  BREAK


Information & Discussion (cont’d)


10:40 a.m.  


5.   English Language Development Standards (Spring 2012 Assessment Administration)

 Tab F               


11:00 a.m.                                        


6.   Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board  (PSTEB)

     COMAR 13A.12.03.02, School Counselor (AMEND)



Action Item


11:10 a.m. 


7.   COMAR 13A. Gifted and Talented Education -- ADOPTION Tab H 


Information & Discussion


11:30 a.m.


8.   Update: Maryland’s ESEA Flexibility Request




Action Item


2:15 p.m.


9.   Report: A Safe School, Successful Students, and a Fair and Equitable Disciplinary Process

      Go Hand in Hand Tab I 

Information & Discussion


3:00 p.m.


10. State Legislative Update Tab J 


3:30 p.m.


11. Interim State Superintendent’s Update                                                                                           


3:40 p.m.


12.  Board Member Updates


3:50 p.m.


13. Public Comment


4:20 p.m.


14. Opinions


4:25 p.m. A D J O U R N M E N T


*The State Board of Education is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its regular monthly meetings. In order to allow the State Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be given three (3) minutes each.  Persons desiring to speak to the State Board, must call (410-767-0467) or e-mail (cnecessary@msde.state.md.us) the Board office no earlier than one week prior to the meeting to register to speak. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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