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Board Agenda - January 24, 2012



Tuesday, January 24, 2012


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 Montgomery County




9:02 a.m. 

1.   Consent Agenda Items

a) Approval of Minutes of December 6, 2011

b) Personnel Tab B

c) Budget Adjustments for December, 2011 Tab C

d) Approval:                                              

     COMAR 13A.12.02.27 Specialized Professional Areas Tab D


     COMAR 13A.12.01.03D Personnel Not Eligible Tab E

     COMAR 13A.12.05.02B Suspension Only

     COMAR 13A.12.05.03A Reporting Procedures


Information & Discussion


9:10 a.m.


2.   Race to the Top Update


9:20 a.m. 


3.   Race to the Top Focus Area: Early Learning Challenge Grant

Tab F

Power Point Presentation


9:40 a.m. 


4.   Transition to Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and Assessments

Tab G

Attachment I

Attachment II

Attachment III

Attachment IV


10:10 a.m. 


5.   Educator Effectiveness Council Report Tab H


10:30 a.m.  BREAK


Information & Discussion (cont’d)


10:45 a.m.


6.   Report of Professional Standards and Teacher Education Board

Tab I

Attachment I

Attachments II & III


11:15 a.m.


7.   Maryland’s ESEA Waiver Request

Tab J

Power Point Presentation




Action Items


2:15 p.m.


8.   Update on Program of Instruction in Personal Financial Literacy Education

Tab K

Attachment I

Attachment II


2:25 p.m.


9.   Report: A Safe School, Successful Students, and a Fair and Equitable

      Disciplinary Process Go Hand in Hand


Information & Discussion


3:10 p.m.


10. Q&A: Federal and State Legislative Update

Federal Update

Legislative Update


3:25 p.m.


11. State Superintendent’s Update                                                                                        


3:35 p.m.


12.  Board Member Updates


3:45 p.m.


13. Public Comment


4:15 p.m.


14. Opinions


4:20 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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