Place the date (month and year, no comma between the two) on the cover – front or back – of the publication.
MSDE Non-Discrimination Statement is required on some publications.If your publication relates to recruitment or employment, or if it announces a program sponsored by the Department, you must include the statement below.The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact: Agency Equity Officer Equity Assurance and Compliance Office Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration Maryland State Department of Education 200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595 410-767-0123 - voice 410-767-0431 - fax 410-333-6442 - TTY/TDDIf your publication does not relate to recruitment or employment and does not announce a sponsored program, you can include the following statement if space permits.
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.
Contact information for the Department must be placed on the cover – inside or outside, front or back.The full contact information for the Department is below. (Note the format of the Web address.) Maryland State Department of Education [Division and/or Office] 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201 [Division Phone] [Division Fax] [TTY Line] [Toll-free Line] msde.maryland.gov
A copyright notice must be placed on MSDE original materials for which we want to retain ownership, such as curriculum, assessments, instructional resources, and publications. This ensures that users will request permission from MSDE to reprint any part of the publication. This notice should be placed on the title page, the page immediately following it, the front or back cover (inside or out) or the first page of the main body of work. The notice must include:
For example: © Maryland State Department of Education 2017
If you are including a
picture of Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury in the publication, the photo below is the one to be used.Mohammed ChoudhuryYou can retrieve it on the
MSDE Logos webpage.
Use consistent point sizes for heads, subheads, and text.For heads, subheads, and pull-out quotes, use a bold san serif font. San serif fonts include Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, and Century Gothic.For body text, use a serif font (e.g., Times New Roman, Garamond, and Palatino).Body text should be
no larger than 11 point.
In publications, DO NOT center text. Heads and text should always be left justified.
Photos of children throughout the publication should reflect the demographics of Maryland public schools (that is, White children should comprise about 46% of all children featured, African American children should comprise about 38%, Hispanic children, 10%, and Asian children, 6%).For this reason, your cover sign DOES NOT have to feature children. However, if you choose to use photograph(s) on the cover, it/they must be demographically representative.DO NOT download any images from the Internet for use in print or Web publications except those purchased through a pay photo site (e.g., Photos.com, iStockPhoto.com).
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