Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …


Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind teacher honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Christie Holland, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Principals of Schools for the Blind 2020 Outstanding Teacher of Students with Multiple Disabilities. Annually POSB, which is part of the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB), recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who are blind or visually …


Governor Hogan announces over $45 million in education funding to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the commitment of more than $45.6 million in additional education funding for K-12 technology improvements, community college workforce development programs, rural broadband initiatives, and other priorities in every jurisdiction in Maryland, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives governors the flexibility …

Maryland School for the Blind receives major gift from The Jana Goshen-McGeachy Memorial Fund

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind announced on Friday that it has received a $20,000 gift from the Jana Goshen-McGeachy fund that will be used to support MSB’s Families In Need fund.  The fund assists students and families who are experiencing financial difficulties and struggling with access to basic needs as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. The Jana …

Maryland School for the Blind joins other non-profits in global day of giving

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow to help meet the distance learning needs of the hundreds of students served by the school across the state of Maryland. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by …

Maryland School for the Blind continues to deliver high quality education to visually impaired students during COVID-19 pandemic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Developing and delivering accessible remote learning for students who have complex needs and abilities can be challenging under ideal conditions. The Maryland School for the Blind staff is going above and beyond to continue to deliver quality educational and support services remotely to their hundreds of visually impaired and multiply disabled students across the State of Maryland during the …

Maryland School for the Blind donates N95 face masks to Baltimore first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind has donated five cases of N95 masks to Baltimore’s first responders who are on the front lines helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland. MSB facilities staff found the face masks in a supply closet in one of the buildings on the school’s campus located at 3501Taylor Avenue and brought it to …

Maryland School for the Blind opens daycare center for MD first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) will open a daycare center to provide childcare services to Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel beginning Monday, March 30. MSB’s Pre-School and Early Learning Center, located on the school’s campus at 3501Taylor Avenue in northeast Baltimore, will be used for the daycare center which will …