In Focus

Welcome to MSDE

"As students return to school, we have been preparing for some exciting changes. This fall we will be implementing the Common Core State Standards, along with 45 other states and the District of Columbia. Our teachers have been working hard for several years to prepare for the transition. We have many Common Core resources for educators, parents, and the public. To learn more, click on the appropriate link at the right side of this page. I thank you for your continued support."
--Lillian M. Lowery, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Schools

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Maryland Educator Named National Teacher Of The Year
Maryland Educator Named National Teacher Of The Year
MSDE Blackboard Learn
MSDE Blackboard Learn
PARCC Assessments are coming to Maryland Schools. Field testing begins this Spring
PARCC Assessments are coming to Maryland Schools.
Field testing begins this Spring
Maryland Ranks First In AP Success 2014
Maryland Ranks First In AP Success - 2014
2014 Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students
2014 Maryland Summer Centers for Gifted and Talented Students
Sean McComb Named 2013-2014 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
Sean McComb Named 2013-2014 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
The Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments
Preparing Our Graduates for the World that Awaits Them
Common Core Information for Parents
Common Core Information for Parents
Connect with MSDE
Connect with MSDE
Maryland No.1 - Five Straight Years
Maryland No.1 - Five Straight Years
Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award
The Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA)