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2013 - 2014

 
December 2014
December 19 Governor O'Malley Announces Winner of Maryland's First Hour of Code Contest

December 19
Governor O'Malley Announces Winner of Maryland's First Hour of Code Contest Video

Governor O'Malley Announces Winner of Maryland's First Hour of Code Contest Video
Old Mill Middle School in Millersville, Maryland wins $10,000 for its work in Northrop Grumman's 'Hour of Code' competition. Governor Martin O'Malley was on hand to make the winning announcement.

December 17 Governor, State Superintendent To Announce Surprise Honor
December 15 Public Announcement: Recruitment for Vacancy on Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners
December 15 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
December 12 MSDE Partnership Launches Career Technology Education Awareness Campaign At Talbot County Libraries
December 11 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, December 16
December 10 Governor O'Malley and Lt. Governor Brown Announce Maryland Awarded $15 Million Grant to Expand Access to Pre-K Programs

December 10Blue Ribbon Schools Video - December 10, 2014

Maryland Names Six Blue Ribbon Schools Video - December 10, 2014
Maryland Teachers and Principals score 97% Effective or Highly Effective in the first release of the new Teacher Principal Evaluation. Also, a new effort by Maryland to attract STEM students, a new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, and a Maryland Superintendent wins the Chesapeake Bay Educator of the Year award.
December 10 Six Maryland Public Schools Named 2015 State Blue Ribbon Honorees
December 8 New PARCC Assessments Are Subject Of MSDE Twitter Chat On December 11
December 8 'Promising Principals' Train On Effective Communication
December 5 MSDE Launches 'T.O.Y. Stories': A Blog From Teachers Of The Year
December 5 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
December 4 Maryland Gains New Nationally Board Certified Teachers
December 4 Six Maryland Schools To Be Awarded "Blue Ribbon" Status
December 1 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
November 2014
November 25 Maryland Introduces Additional PARCC Resources, Website
November 24 Deadline Approaching For First Maryland Hour Of Code Contest
November 21 Physical Education Is Subject Of MSDE Twitter Chat On November 24
November 20 Northrop Grumman Offering Workshops for Teachers in Preparation for Hour Code Initiative, Contest
November 18 First Maryland Hour Of Code Contest Begins
November 17 Maryland Parent Involvement Awards Program Issues Call For Nominations
November 17 State Superintendent To Visit Cecil County Schools For American Education Week
November 17 Statement By Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery On American Education Week
November 14 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
November 13 MSDE Partnership To Unveil Public Awareness Campaign For Career Technology Education Through Queen Anne's County Libraries
November 11 MSDE's Special Education/Early Intervention Services Division Holding Professional Learning Institute
November 7 Board Members, Association Official Taking Part In Maryland College Application Campaign
November 7 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
November 5 Campaign Targets Increase In Maryland College Graduates
November 3 State Superintendent Partners With Code.Org To Challenge All Schools And Families To Join Hour Of Code
October 2014
October 31 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
October 29 Computer Science, Coding, And Education's Future In The Spotlight
October 28 Board News Video - October 28, 2014
Maryland Teachers and Principals score 97% Effective or Highly Effective in the first release of the new Teacher Principal Evaluation. Also, a new effort by Maryland to attract STEM students, a new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, and a Maryland Superintendent wins the Chesapeake Bay Educator of the Year award.
October 28 PARCC Transition Prompts State Board To Update Grad Requirements
October 28 Maryland Unveils STEM Strategic Plan, Tools To Spark Innovation
October 28 Maryland's Teachers, Principals Score Well In Initial Evaluations
October 27 Teacher Induction Academy Follow-Up Set For Eastern Shore
October 24 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, October 28
October 24 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
October 22 Federal Grant Takes Aim At Reducing Youth Violence
October 17 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
October 15 Maryland Schools Invited To Participate In 'Great Shakeout' Earthquake Drill
October 14 Bullying Prevention Is Subject Of MSDE Twitter Chat On October 16
October 10 Jody Zepp Named 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
October 10 Video: Jody Zepp Named 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
October 8 Maryland Teacher Of The Year To Be Named Friday, October 10
October 7 Maryland AP Participation, Achievement Leads All States
October 7 U.S. Department Of Education's Green Strides Tour Concludes In Maryland On Wednesday
October 3 State Superintendent To Keynote Good Teaching Summit In Washington, DC
October 3 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
September 2014
September 30 Six Maryland Public Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Honorees
September 25 Federal Grant Opens Doors To Postsecondary Education
September 23 Board News Video - September 23, 2014
Maryland adopts a Teacher and Principal Evaluation plan, and the Board hears a progress report on the first year's implementation of its predecessor. Also, Maryland honors its Principals of the Year!
September 23 Progress With Implementation Of New Evaluation System
September 19 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
September 19 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, September 23
September 18 Governor O'Malley, Lt. Governor Brown Announce 2014 Early College, Digital Learning Grantees
September 18 Student Nutrition Is Focus Of MSDE Twitter Chat On September 22
September 18 Student Learning Objectives Video - September 17, 2014
Teachers, principals and superintendents gather in Annapolis for training involving Student Learning Objectives. In these professional development sessions, they learn the process of crafting student learning targets. SLO's, innovations fueled and funded by Maryland's Race to the Top grant, serve as a measure of student growth.
September 17 MD's Race To The Top Continues
September 17 State Superintendent Visiting Professional Development Sessions In Annapolis Today
September 12 Important Information About Immunization Compliance
September 12 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
September 9 Maryland Graduates Top $1 Billion In Scholarship Offers Once Again
September 8 New Awareness Campaign Spotlights Quality Child Care
September 2 Maryland Launches Campaign To Improve School Attendance
August 2014
August 28 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
August 28 Finalists Named For The 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
August 27 Somerset County Public Schools Implementing The Community Eligibility Provision District-Wide
August 26 Board News! - Video
As the school year starts, Board News, August features a candid discussion of concussion - and what Maryland is doing to protect its athletes. Also, a change in Maryland high school graduation requirements, and MSDE says goodbye to Renee Spence!
August 26 MSDE Awarded Grant To Train School Wellness Champions
August 25 Nearly 500 Maryland Schools To Share $6.9 Million For Classroom Breakfasts
August 22 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
August 22 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, August 26
August 21 Statement from State Superintendent Lowery on Education Secretary Duncan's Announcement on Assessment and Evaluation
August 20 Maryland Drivers Continue To Skirt School Bus Stop Arm Laws, MSDE Finds
August 19 Is Your Child #Ready4K?: Preparing For Kindergarten, Pre-K Is Subject Of MSDE Twitter Chat On August 22
August 15 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
August 14 Schools Set To Open For The 2014-2015 Academic Year
August 14 MACo Session To Look At Advances In Maryland's Education System
August 8 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
August 7 MSDE Announcement: Maryland Center For School Safety Governing Board To Meet August 12
August 6 Maryland Will Be Part Of U.S. Education Department's Green Strides Tour
July 2014
July 31 MSDE To Award More Than $3 Million To Maryland Schools To Provide Fresh Fruits And Vegetables
July 30 State's First Promising Principals Academy Held In Calvert County
July 29 Gifted And Talented Students To Study Water Quality And Biodiversity Of The Chesapeake At Summer Center Held At National Aquarium
July 29 Maryland Educators To Learn Proven Techniques To Boost Student Success
July 28 Lt. Governor Brown, MSDE Announce $4.3 Million In Grants To Fund Maryland's Prekindergarten Expansion
July 28 State Superintendent To Address Promising Principals Academy
July 24 Dr. Charlene Dukes Re-Elected State Board President
July 23 Maryland State Board Of Education Accepts Guidelines For Student Code Of Discipline
July 22 Board News! - Video
July's Board News features a deep discussion of school discipline as Maryland sets parameters designed to keep kids in school. Also, MSA results – and the transition to PARCC, and meet the newest member of the MSDE team.
July 22 Maryland Receives New Flexibility From NCLB Requirements To Support Improvements
July 18 Gifted and Talented Students To Study Chinese Or Arabic At The Maryland Summer Center For Global Languages
July 18 Gifted and Talented Students To Research Local Conservation Issues During Maryland Summer Center For Geospatial Technologies
July 18 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, July 22
July 17 Kristina Kyles Assumes Leadership of MSDE's Division of Student, Family & School Support
July 16 Gifted And Talented Students To Learn Space Technology And Explore Solar System Through The Maryland Summer Center For Space Science
July 16 Gifted And Talented Students To Study Robot Design At Frostburg State University
July 15 Gifted and Talented Students To Become Authors, Playwrites, And Poets At The Dixon Summer Center At Washington College
July 15 Maryland Students Recognized With Top Honors At FBLA National Leadership Conference
July 14 State Superintendent to Join Financial Literacy Council
July 11 Final MSA Results Released
July 11 State Superintendent Lowery To Keynote Maryland PTA Convention
July 3 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
July 3 Mathematics Instruction is Subject of MSDE Twitter Chat On July 9
July 2 Gifted and Talented Students To Build & Test Robots During The Maryland Summer Center For Space Engineering: Robotics
July 2 MSDE Announcement: MCCRS and PARRC Implementation Workgroup To Meet July 10
June 2014
June 30 Maryland Career & Technology Student Organization Wins 14 Medals At National Leadership and Skills Conference
June 30 Gifted And Talented Students Work To Improve The Chesapeake Bay's Health At The Honeywell Institute For Ecosystems Education At Horn Point
June 27 MSDE Video - Memorandum of Understanding - June 27, 2014 Board News!
June 27 Educators, State Pledge To Further Strengthen Evaluations
June 26 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Friday, June 27
June 25 Gifted and Talented Maryland Students To Strengthen Fine And Performing Arts Skills at Salisbury University
June 20 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
June 18 New Guidelines Announced For Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
June 18 Maryland Teachers To Explore Environmental Issues Of The Chesapeake Bay
June 17 Maryland Center for School Safety to Host First Conference
June 17 Maryland State Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled to June 27
June 16 Thousands of Educators Sign Up For Summer Training On New Standards
June 13 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
June 10 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
June 4 Maryland State Department of Education Updates State-Recommended Curricula for Early Childhood Programs
June 4 2015 Maryland Digital Learning Innovation Fund RFP
May 2014
May 27 2015 Maryland Early College Innovation Fund RFP
May 27 MSDE To Co-Host First Twitter Chat On June 3
May 22 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
May 20 Cashell Elementary School To Be Honored By State Superintendent
May 16 Matthew Crawford Named 2014 Statewide Winner of Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award
May 16 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
May 16 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, May 20
May 13 MSDE Announcement: 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner: Resources for Educators
May 12 Robert Goddard French Immersion School To Be Honored By State Superintendent
May 9 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
May 6 Seventh Annual Parent Involvement Matters Award Semifinalists Named
May 2 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
May 2 School Nutrition Association And Maryland State Department Of Education Celebrate School Nutrition Employee Week
May 2

Video: Baltimore County's Sean McComb accepts the National Teacher of the Year Award in Washington.
Listen to his comments at the White House, May 1, 2014.

April 2014  
April 30 Maryland Educator Named National Teacher Of The Year
April 29 MSDE Announcement: Call for Proposals: Imagination Tool Box- Integration, Creativity, and Innovation Conference
April 29 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Officially Supports USA Football's Heads Up Football Program
April 25 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
April 24 Judith P. Hoyer Foundation To Celebrate Its Partnerships At Annual Awards Luncheon
April 23 MSDE ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Center for School Safety Governing Board To Meet April 30
April 23 Maryland Opens Applications For Prekindergarten Expansion
April 22 Two Maryland Schools Receive National Green Ribbons
April 22 Maryland State Department Of Education Honors Excellence In Career And Technology Education
April 21 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, April 22
April 16 Notice of Public Hearing: Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City/ Baltimore City Public Schools Agreed On FY 2015 Maintenance of Effort Waiver Request
April 11 PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENT: Comment period opens for a one year waiver of section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1225(b), to extend the period of availability of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 School Improvement Grant (SIG) Title I, Part A funds awarded under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), until September 30, 2015
April 9 Top Teachers, Promising Education Students Join In Unique Mentoring Day
April 8 Education Maintains Strong Support In 2014 Session
April 7 Recruitment: Candidates Sought For Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners
April 4 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
April 1 State Superintendent to Discuss New Standards, Achievement Gap
March 2014  
March 27 Public Meeting: Notice for the April 16, 2014 meeting of the Commission on Special Education Access and Equity
March 27 Two Maryland Schools Nominated For National Green Ribbon Honor
March 26 St. Mary's County School Receives National School Health Award
March 26 Student Leaders to Test The New PARCC Assessment
March 25 State Board Sets Process for School Calendar Waivers
March 25 Maryland Kindergarten Readiness Takes Another Step Forward
March 21 PARCC Field Test Begins On Monday
March 21 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, March 25
March 21 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
March 19 Maryland Continues To Make Strides With Race To The Top
March 18 Master Teacher Focus Group Set For Baltimore County
March 14 Public Notice And Comment: Comments Period Opens For Waiver Of ESEA Section 1113(A)(3)-(4) And(C)(1) That Requires An Lea To Serve Eligible Schools Under Title I, Part A In Rank Order Of Poverty And To Allocate Title I, Part A Funds Based On That Ranking
March 14 National Child And Adult Care Food Week: March 16-22, 2014
March 13 Maryland Awarded Nearly $6.62 Million In School Improvement Funds
March12 State Superintendent To Visit Harford County Kindergarten Class
March 11 MSDE Launches Family Engagement Program To Spur Early Literacy
March 7 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
March 7 General Assembly To Honor Maryland's Blue Ribbon Schools
March 7 Master Teacher Focus Group Set For Anne Arundel County
March 5 Master Teacher Focus Group Set For Washington County
March 4 Snow Resets Testing Window For Maryland School Assessment
February 2014  
February 28 Maryland Schools Celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 3-7
February 28 Number of Students Eligible For Free And Reduced-Price Meals Increases
February 28 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
February 28 Read Across Maryland Kicks Off Thirty Days Of Reading
February 27 Mark Miazga, an English teacher at Baltimore City College, has won a $25,000 Milken Educator Award -- Video
He became the only Maryland winner this year, in a surprise announcement at a schoolwide assembly. See the winning moment!
February 27 Baltimore City College Teacher Mark Miazga Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
February 25 Maryland Requests ESEA Waiver Extension For Teacher-Principal Evaluations
February 21 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
February 21 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, February 25
February 14 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
February 14 Maryland Receives ESEA Waiver Approval From U.S. Department Of Education
February 11 Maryland Makes It Eight Years In A Row As Number One In Advanced Placement Success
February 7 General Assembly To Honor Maryland's Top Educators
February 7 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
February 7 Kristy Michel Named MSDE's Chief Operating Officer
February 6 MSDE Notice: Comment Period Opens For Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application
February 6 MSDE Notice: Comment Period Opens For Part C Of The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Application
February 6 Maryland Honors Nine Schools for Gifted and Talented Programs
February 4 Digital Learning Day and Beyond "Show Your Stuff"
Inviting all students to share their artistic talents through digital media!!
January 2014  
January 31 Maryland Schools Rewarded For Strengthening Achievement
January 31 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
January 28 State Board Adopts New Student Discipline Regulations
January 28 High School Graduation Rate Shows More Improvement
January 27 Federal Funds Available To Serve Free Summer Meals
January 27 Two Maryland Title I Schools Receive National Honors
January 24 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, January 28
January 24 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
January 15 Maryland Teacher Is Finalist For National Teacher Of The Year
January 13 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
January 9 Maryland Remains Among Top Performing States In Latest Study
January 8 State Official To Lead National Panel On Principal Evaluator Standards
January 3 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
December 2013  
December 20 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
December 18 Board Of Public Works Approves Maryland's New Role In College And Career Ready Assessments
December 18 Frequently Asked Questions About Maryland's Role As Fiscal Agent For The PARCC Assessment Consortium
December 18 Maryland Gains New Nationally Board Certified Teachers
December 16 Maryland Center For School Safety Selects First Executive Director
December 13 Public Schedule of Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
December 12 Maryland State Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled to December 16
December 11 Six Maryland Public Schools Named State Blue Ribbon Honorees
December 6 Six Maryland Schools To Be Awarded "Blue Ribbon" Status
December 6 Public Notice and Comment: Waiver for 2013 School Improvement Grant 1003(g)
December 5 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet December 10
December 3 MSDE Statement on 2012 PISA Test Results from Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery
November  
November 25 Washington County Schools Receive National School Health Award
November 22 State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Information Session In Calvert County On November 25
November 13 MSDE And Local Partnership Unveil Public Awareness Campaign Through Libraries For Career Technology Education In Caroline County
November 12 State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Information Session In Allegany County On November 14
November 7 Maryland Scores Remain Above Average On National Assessments
November 4 Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award Nominations Open
November 1 MSDE Announcement: Maryland Advisory Council On Libraries To Meet Nov. 6
October  
October 30 Maryland Makes More Progress On High School Graduation
October 25 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet October 30
October 11 Sean McComb Named 2013-2014 Maryland Teacher of The Year
October 11 2013 - 2014 Maryland Teacher of The Year Video!
October 11 Maryland Schools Celebrate National School Lunch Week, October 14-18
October 9 Maryland Teacher of The Year To Be Named Friday, October 11
October 4 Maryland Graduates Receive More Than $1 Billion In Scholarship Offers
October 3 Maryland Begins New Search For Green Ribbon Schools
October 1 MSDE Announcement: The Federal Government Shutdown and Maryland Education
October 1 MSDE Announces $6.8 Million In Afterschool Program Grants
September  
September 30 Maryland Awarded Grant Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE)
September 30 State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Prince George's County On October 1
September 30 Maryland State Department Of Education Receives Grant To Improve School Nutrition
September 27 Maryland State Department of Education Receives Grant To Provide Child Care Centers With "Nutrition Navigators"
September 26 AP Participation, Achievement Continue To Rise in Maryland
September 24 Six Maryland Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Honorees
September 23 Officials Kick-off Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week in Washington Co.
September 20 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet September 24
September 17 State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Baltimore County On September 19
September 17 Maryland Students Celebrate Constitution Day
September 16 Recruitment: Candidates Sought For Baltimore City Board 0f School Commissioners
September 16 MSDE Announcement: Task Force to Study a Post-Labor Day Start Date for Maryland Public Schools to Begin Meeting September 17
September 13 MSDE Awarded Grant To Strengthen Pre-Kindergarten Assessments
September 13 State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Washington County On September 16
September 13 Systems Receive Grants To Boost Teacher-Principal Evaluation
September 12 State Superintendent, MSEA President To Discuss Education Reform
September 9 Public Notice And Comment: Comment Period Open For Amendments To Maryland's Approved ESEA Flexibility Request
September 6 State Superintendent Lowery, PTA President Leone To Hold First Common Core Forum In Talbot County On September 10
September 6 MSDE Announcement: Applications Being Accepted For Safety Center Executive Director
September 3 Finalists Named For The 2013-2014 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
August  
August 27 Schools Continue To Make Progress As Learning Standards Evolve
August 23 Maryland State Board of Education to Meet August 27
August 16 Schools Set To Open For The 2013-2014 Academic Year
August 13 Maryland Makes Recommendations To Strengthen Concussion Safety
August 12 Drivers Continue To Have Difficulty With School Bus Stop Arm Laws, MSDE Finds


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