Education Policy Committee


To monitor, advise, and make recommendations on all matters related to education policy, including but not limited to: academic performance, assessments, college and career readiness, curriculum, early childhood education, and educator certification. To review pending legislation that will impact the State Board and public schools in Maryland and provide advice and recommendations to the full Board on any necessary action, as well as develop an annual legislative agenda for the State Board.

State Board Membership

Ms. Rachel McCusker (Chair)

Samir Paul, Esq.

Dr. Holly Wilcox

Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy

Dr. Irma Johnson

Ms. Abisola Ayoola

Mr. Clarence Crawford, State Board President (Ex Officio)

Dr. Joshua Michael, State Board Vice President (Ex Officio)

Meeting Dates

2023 Meetings

October 19, 2023 - 8 p.m

November 30, 2023

December 14, 2023

2024 Meetings

January 11, 2024

February 8, 2024

March 14, 2024

April 11, 2024

May 9, 2024

June 13, 2024


Watch  |  Agenda

Watch  |  Agenda

  • 8:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks

  • 8:05 p.m. – Review of State Board 2024 Legislative Platform

  • 8:20 p.m. – Review of December Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Items

    Consent Agenda Items:

    • 13A.01.05 Appeals to the State Board of Education (Permission to Adopt)

    • 13A.01.07 Nondiscrimination in Education (Permission to Adopt)

    • 13A.15.13 and 14 Family Child Care; 13A.16.17 and 18 Child Care Centers; 13A.17.15 and 16 Child Care—Letters of Compliance; 13A.18.14 and 15 Large Family Child Care Homes (Permission to Adopt)

    • 13A.15 Family Child Care; 13A.16 Child Care Centers; 13A.17 Child Care—Letters of Compliance; 13A.18 Large Family Child Care Homes (Permission to Adopt)

    Regulatory Actions for Discussion:

    • 13A.08.01.02-3 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (Permission to Publish)

    • 13A.07.06 Programs for Professionally Licensed Personnel (Permission to Adopt)

    • 13A.12 Educator Licensure (Permission to Adopt)

  • 9:00 p.m. – Adjourn