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Maryland Leads

MSDE launches the Maryland Leads program that offers more than $150 million in grant funding to implement targeted and transformational change. The program supports LEA efforts to provide students with an excellent & equitable education, grow staffing, accelerate student achievement & more.

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A message from Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury:

Welcome to the Maryland State Department of Education, where we are leading the implementation of The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to offer the full promise of an excellent and equitable education for every Maryland child, especially those who have been historically underserved. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and implement the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring real, meaningful change – and truly reimagine the education experience. 

Learn more about the active, exciting work underway that is bringing the Blueprint to life in school systems and classrooms across the State. From the English Learner Workgroup to Expert Review Teams, and from redefining meaningful indicators of poverty to expanding community school services, the Blueprint is delivering the resources needed to ensure a bright future for every child.

Mohammed Choudhury

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The Maryland Strategic Planning Survey Help Us Shape The Future of Maryland Public Schools.Blueprint for Maryland’s Future wording next to laptop. The Maryland Strategic Planning Survey is now live! Help us shape the future of our schools.

The Maryland State Board and MSDE invites Maryland residents to complete our Strategic Planning Survey, which will help guide the implementation of the multi-year strategic plan to transform public education.

Update on Face Coverings in School Facilities

Noting that the face-covering regulation helped keep schools open during the fall & Omicron surge, the State Board voted to remove the statewide emergency face covering requirement in schools beginning March 1, 2022 based on latest metrics, vaccination rates, data and research. The AELR approved the repeal of the emergency regulation at its meeting on Friday, February 25, 2022. With off-ramps based on vaccination and transmission rates as a guide, school systems can determine if they wish to continue the requirement. 

Note: The interim guidance provided in this memo supersedes the relevant portions of K-12 School and Child Care COVID-19 Guidance dated October 27, 2021. MDH and MSDE will be updating the October 27, 2021 guidance document as soon as possible 

New! MSDE has published these Blueprint for Maryland’s Future legislatively required reports this fall: 
Parents, Families & Communities portal

Current resources, news, an​d links to help parents, families, and caregivers support Maryland’s students in K-12.

Teachers, Principals & Central Office portal

News, information, and links to resources and data to support school administrators throughout Maryland.

Partners & Recognition portal

Learn about our private and public partnerships supporting high-performing teachers, parents, and administrators.

Help Stop Fraud in Maryland State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

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