Maryland State Department of Education announces partnership with Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has announced a new partnership with the Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools to expand support for school districts and community schools through the high-quality implementation of Blueprint Community Schools. The Children’s Aid National Center for Community Schools will work closely with MSDE’s Executive Director of Community Schools and Expanded Learning, focusing […]

Maryland State Board of Education announces transition team, state superintendent search committee

BALTIMORE, MD—The State Board has laid the groundwork for moving forward through the next phase of the transformation at the Maryland State Department of Education. The State Board has put into place a transition team to ensure the operational continuity of the Department and maintain the provision of critical services and assistance to members of the public and to local […]

MSDE’s Division of Rehabilitation Services awarded $9.9 million in federal Disability Innovation Funds – Pathways to Partnerships

BALTIMORE, MD—Last week, the Maryland State Department of Education announced that it had received a $9.9 million federal Pathways to Partnerships grant to launch the Maryland Pathways to Partnership Initiative (MPPI). Maryland’s new grant is one of 20 recently announced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The nearly $199 million in funding for Pathways to Partnerships, […]

Lt. Governor Miller joins state employees, Maryland Alliance Of Boys And Girls Clubs to deliver back-to-school supplies

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller this week joined officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Department of Education, and Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to help ensure students across the state are prepared for the 2023-24 school year. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Lt. Governor Miller helped pack bags […]

MSDE: 2023 MCAP results showing improvement

BALTIMORE, MD—Student proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) in School Year 2022-2023 are at their highest in nearly a decade with the largest single-year gain in grades 3-8 over the same time period. Statewide results (PDF) of the latest Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments show notable improvements in literacy and mathematics, with literacy results surpassing pre-pandemic performance. Student […]

MSDE to invest more than $35 million in Pre-K programs across Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education this week announced opportunities for three grant programs which will collectively provide more than $35 million to prekindergarten programs across the state. “When we strengthen the foundation our young people stand on, we build stronger pathways to success and opportunity,” says Governor Wes Moore. “This funding will help expand access to high-quality, highly […]

Governor Moore announces $11.5 million to support Maryland child care facilities through Child Care Capital Support Fund

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore on Wednesday announced that 67 child care facilities have been awarded a total of $11.5 million through the inaugural round of the Child Care Capital Support Revolving Loan Fund, administered through the Maryland Department of Commerce in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. The fund, created during the 2022 General Assembly, offers no-interest loans […]