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Board Agenda - April 24, 2012



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                Revised 4/23/12

Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street – 7th Floor Board Room

Baltimore, MD 21201-2595


Artwork in the Board Room is from Baltimore County


8:00 a.m.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                              


8:05 a.m.  


1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of March 27, 2012 and April 9, 2012

b) Personnel

c) Budget Adjustments for March, 2012

d) Permission to Publish:


COMAR 13A.05.09.02 Programs for Homeless Children



Action Item


8:10 a.m.


2.   Personnel


Information & Discussion


8:20 a.m.        


3.   Race to the Top Update


Action Item


8:30 a.m.


4.   Race to the Top Focus Area: STEM Standards of Practice


Information & Discussion


8:50 a.m.


5.   Transition to the New Assessment System and Common Core

Power Point Presentation




9:20 a.m.


6.  Maryland’s 2011-2012 Milken Award National Educator


Action Item


9:30 a.m.


7.   Government High School Assessment

Power Point Presentation


9:55 a.m.  BREAK


Information & Discussion


10:05 a.m.


8.   Remarks by Governor O’Malley


10:45 a.m.   BREAK


11:00 a.m.


9.   State Legislative Session   




Oral Argument


2:00 p.m.


10. Joseph Gwin v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners




Information & Discussion


2:45 p.m.


11. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Update on Diploma by Exam


Action Items


3:15 p.m.


12. Alternative Governance Proposals

Prince George's County Power Point Presentation


3:45 p.m. 


13. COMAR 13A.01.05.02 Appeal Contents (Amend)



3:50 p.m.


14. COMAR 13A.12.02.28 World Languages (New)



      COMAR 13A.12.02.06 Secondary Academic Content Areas (Amend)

      COMAR 13A.12.02.15 Trades & Industry (Amend)

      COMAR 13A.12.02.17 Other Academic Areas (Amend)



Information and Discussion


3:55 p.m.


15. Report on the Joint Conference Committee Meeting


4:00 p.m.


16. Interim State Superintendent’s Update         

       - School Year Calendar Waiver Requests


4:10 p.m.


17. Board Members Update   


4:20 p.m.


18.  Public Comment


4:50 p.m.


19. Opinions


4:55 p.m. A D J O U R N M E N T


*The State Board of Education is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its regular monthly meetings. In order to allow the State Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be given three (3) minutes each.  Persons desiring to speak to the State Board, must call (410-767-0467) or e-mail (cnecessary@msde.state.md.us) the Board office no earlier than one week prior to the meeting to register to speak. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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