MD State Board of Education Superintendent Not Seeking Second Term

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On Thursday, State Superintendent of Schools, Mohammed Choudhury, announced that he is withdrawing his request for a 2nd term to pursue other opportunities. Choudhury has seen the state through the first phase of educational transformation and will continue to work with the State Board and other stakeholders to continue that work for the remainder of…

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Maryland State Board of Ed Narrows Field to 7 Teacher of the Year Finalists

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The Maryland State Board of Education has narrowed the field for Teacher of the Year to seven finalists who will compete to be named the 2023-2024 Maryland Teacher of the Year. They include Andrea Schulte from Queen Anne’s County, Tara Martens from Wicomico County and Dr. Jaimie Ridgely from Worcester County. The 2023-2024 Maryland Teacher…

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Md. Board of Ed. Votes To End School Mask Mandate

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The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to rescind the statewide school mask mandate effective next Tuesday, March 1st. The decision is subject to approval of the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review. “I want to thank the State Board of Education for heeding our call to rescind its…

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Caroline County BOE Supports Gov Hogan’s Call to Rescind State BOE’s School Masking Policy

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At their February 15 work session, the Caroline County Board of Education unanimously voted to write the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) to express their support for Governor Hogan’s recent call to rescind the MSBE mask policy for local school systems. Subsequently, the following letter was sent to MSBE President Clarence C. Crawford: Dear Mr. Crawford: On…

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Md. Board of Ed. Sets Meeting To Review Mask Mandate

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The Maryland State Board of Education has scheduled a special virtual meeting for Tuesday, November 16th to gather feedback on the state’s emergency school mask requirement through public input and public health testimony. The Board last spring passed a resolution calling for the return to safe, in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. An emergency…

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Maryland State Board of Ed & State Dept of Ed Receive Approval of Statewide Masking for ALL Public Schools

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In support of continuing efforts to keep students and school staff safe and ensure schools remain open for in-person learning during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Maryland State Board of Education, together with the Maryland State Department of Education, today received approval of a statewide masking requirement for all public schools. Following public testimony today,…

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MD State Board of Education Approves Statewide Masking for Public Schools

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The Maryland State Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday to discuss a statewide emergency mask regulation.  While several board members agreed that this should be a decision left to the local jurisdictions, not all of them had done so.  After about 20 minutes of discussion the Board voted to approve the emergency regulation,…

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Md. Board Of Ed. Urges Return To Full-Time In-Person Learning

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The Maryland State Board of Education has unanimously recommended that all public schools begin the 2021-22 academic year with in-person instruction five days a week. The board’s resolution Tuesday received the support of Governor Larry Hogan, who said science supports getting children back to school for in-person learning, and every child should have that opportunity…

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MD State Board of Education Meets Today by Teleconference

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Maryland State Board of Education is meeting at this hour – by teleconference. One of the items they are discussing is permission to submit a waiver for Flexibility for States on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Assessment and Accountability Requirements. Through the waiver, Maryland would not need to administer its statewide assessments to…

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