Governor Moore signs 3-year labor agreements between Maryland, state’s four civilian employee labor unions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has signed five three-year memoranda of understanding between the State of Maryland and Maryland’s four major civilian employee labor unions. The governor was joined for the signing ceremony by Maryland Department of Budget and Management Secretary Helene Grady and members from all four labor unions: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Maryland Professional […]

Governor Hogan announces additional $20.7 million in education relief funding, Maryland School for the Blind to receive $253K

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and colleges as quickly as […]

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 […]

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 […]

State results show nearly half of students prepared for kindergarten

BALTIMORE, MD—The results of Maryland’s 2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) show that more than half of the local school systems in Maryland made progress in school readiness over the past year, but overall kindergarten readiness across the State remained the same. “Preparing students to succeed in kindergarten is a key goal of our early childhood learning efforts, so we will […]

Maryland to roll out ‘Text to 9-1-1’ system

Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the Board of Public Works’ approval of a new Text to 9-1-1 technology for Maryland, helping to update 1960s-era emergency systems with life-saving technology. This new Internet-based infrastructure will allow citizens to send a Short Message Service (SMS) text message to 9-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than 70 percent of all […]