Media Alert: Maryland State Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, April 22

For Immediate Release                                   Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (April 21, 2014)

The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore.  The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the State Board room.  Items on this month’s agenda include the following: 

9:45 a.m.         Hearing: Baltimore City Maintenance of Effort
The State Board will hold a hearing on the City of Baltimore and the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners agreed upon maintenance of effort (MOE) waiver request.  The request stems from the city schools’ use of an incorrect enrollment figure in calculating its MOE. 

10:15 a.m.       Graduation Requirements
The State Board is scheduled to act on a request to publish proposed amendments to the Maryland graduation requirements, including the addition of a fourth year of mathematics at the high school level.

11:30 a.m.       Social Studies Standards
The State Board will hear an update on the new C3 (College, Career, and Civic Life) Framework for social studies that board members will be asked to adopt in the coming months.  The C3 Framework adds rigor to social studies and is aligned to the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards. 

2 p.m.              Milken Award Winner
The State Board will welcome Maryland’s newest Milken National Educator to its meeting.  Mark Miazga, an English teacher at Baltimore City College High School, received the Milken Award in a surprise ceremony on February 27.

2:10 p.m.         School Discipline
The State Board will be provided with an overview of the State plans to release a variety of reports and updates related to school discipline.

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