Joint meeting of Maryland State Board of Education and Blueprint AIB is June 25

BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Board of Education and Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board will meet jointly at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 W. Baltimore St.

The joint meeting will conclude at 1 p.m., and the regular state Board of Education meeting will begin at 2 p.m.

The Maryland State Board of Education and AIB will review various priorities related to implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future during the joint meeting.

The priorities discussed will include a presentation on a series of state education goals and metrics for the upcoming school years; updates on statewide literacy initiatives; Blueprint implementation plans from local school systems; and College and Career Readiness supports for students who do not meet the CCR standard set by the state board.

The state Board of Education will recognize Maryland’s U.S. Presidential Scholars in the afternoon. Maximilian P. Belyantsev and Angelina Xu of Richard Montgomery High School (Montgomery County), Mingni L. Dong of Dulaney High School (Baltimore County) and Minaal A. Khwaja of Wicomico High School (Wicomico County) are among the 161 high school seniors nationwide selected for the honor by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

The annual U.S. Presidential Scholars program honors the nation’s top-performing high school students in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

The State Board of Education also will consider several regulatory actions related to teacher licensure and certification, and adoption of professional learning standards for teachers.

The complete agenda and livestream are available online, www.marylandpublicschools.org/stateboard/Pages/Meetings-2024.aspx.

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The Maryland State Board of Education is a 14-member body with all members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state Senate.

Currently, there is no member from the nine Eastern Shore counties.

One member shall be a certified teacher who is actively teaching. The governor shall appoint the teacher member, with the advice and consent of the Senate, who received the highest number of votes after an election by teachers in the state.

One member shall be the parent of a student enrolled in a public school in the state. The governor shall appoint the parent member, with the advice and consent of the Senate, from a list of three qualified individuals submitted to the governor by the Maryland PTA.

One member shall be a regularly enrolled student in good standing in a public high school in the state. The governor shall select the student member from a list of two students nominated by the Maryland Association of Student Councils.

All members serve for a term of four years, except for the student member who may only serve a one-year term with the possibility of reappointment for a maximum of two, one-year terms.

Each member serves until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

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