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Maryland State Board of Education appoints Mohammed Choudhury as new State Superintendent of Schools

BALTIMORE, MD—In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed Mohammed Choudhury as the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. Choudhury’s selection follows a rigorous and multi-phased national search, closely guided by community and stakeholder input. Currently serving as Associate Superintendent and Chief Strategy, Talent and Innovation Officer for the San Antonio Independent School District, Choudhury …


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Governor Hogan announces Project Bounce Back, $25 million public-private partnership to support youth recovery from COVID-19 [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the launch of Project Bounce Back, a $25 million first-in-the-nation public-private partnership to help Maryland youth recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of initiatives will provide strategic mental health services, expand the footprint of youth development programs, and develop an innovative, data-driven digital solution to build post-COVID resilience among …


Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …

Maryland to adopt new CDC distancing guidelines for K-12 schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland has announced that it will be adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that, with universal masking in place, students should maintain a distance of at least three feet in classroom settings. “Every single Maryland student must have the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion, …

Governor Hogan announces $60 million pandemic relief grant program for child care providers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers are eligible to apply for Child Care Pandemic Relief Fund grants to help meet increased operation costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, Maryland received additional federal funding to support child care for …

MDSE partners with Apple in new app development program for Maryland schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Friday announced the launch of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in partnership with Apple that will teach students mobile applications and software development beginning next school year. The Mobile Applications and Software Development Program starts by teaching students how to use the Swift programming language. Swift is …

Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …