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Maryland recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD—Recognizing the critical importance of school bus operations in safely delivering students to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring School Bus Safety Week in Maryland, October 18-22. The proclamation celebrates school bus drivers, calling attention to their rigorous training, safety record, as well as their meticulous implementation of new safety practices and dedicated service during the …


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Governor Hogan announces $155 million in grants to support state child care providers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that more than $155 million in Child Care Stabilization Grants will be distributed to licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers across the state this month. These federal funds will provide financial relief to child care providers and help address the financial burdens and operational challenges faced during the COVID-19 …


Maryland State Department of Education awards over $4 million to state schools to provide fresh fruits, vegetables to students

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded more than $4.2 million in federal funds to more than 180 Maryland elementary schools across the state to help children build lifelong healthy eating habits. The funds, made available by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), expand student access to fresh fruits and vegetables in …

New masking requirement effective immediately for all Maryland public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools. Following public testimony today, the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee approved the emergency regulation, which will be in effect for 180 days. The emergency regulation requires any person inside a public school …

Maryland State Department of Education announces new leadership team

BALTIMORE, MD—Reimagining the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future era, Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury has appointed four new members to his leadership team: Dr. Deann Collins, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning; Krishnanda (Krishna) Tallur, Deputy Superintendent of Operations; Justin Dayhoff, Assistant Superintendent of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy; and Mike Herschenfeld, Senior Executive Director …

Baltimore County educator among 8 finalists for 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year

UPDATE: BCPS educator Brianna Ross has been named Maryland Teacher of the Year. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has named eight finalists for 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Jing Dai of Anne Arundel County; Sidney Thomas of Baltimore City; Brianna Ross of Baltimore County, Adrin Leak of Prince George’s County; …

Maryland State Department Of Education announces more than $309 million to support state child care providers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers in Maryland can now apply for the first round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. The more than $309 million American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 child care stabilization initiative provides grants to licensed providers that sustain the child …

MSDE, MDOT to collect back-to-school supplies for students in need

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Department of Education are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club Maryland Alliance for a statewide Back to School Supply Drive beginning Monday, July 12, and continuing through Friday, July 30, 2021. “As we emerge from the pandemic, we’re looking forward to returning Maryland students to school and back into …