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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School – 2014 Commencement Address, May 29th, 2014

  1. INTRODUCTION Eliza, thank you for the gracious introduction, and thanks for honoring me with the invitation to address the graduating class of 2014. Principal Mrs. Karen Lockard who has led BCC to become one of the top ten high schools in the metro area for academic rigor and a 96 percent graduation rate.  Read the Rest…

Take a Moment to Thank a Teacher, May 6th, 2014

I am never more proud of our state than when I visit a school and witness the teaching that is taking place in classrooms across Maryland.  Students are learning at high levels and the energy, commitment and passion displayed by our teachers is inspiring. During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9, make time to show your  Read the Rest…

Moving Education Forward, April 8th, 2014

Education is a ladder to middle class success. So over the course of the O’Malley-Brown Administration, we’ve focused on creating opportunity by investing in our schools. We’ve made record investments in Maryland’s top ranked public schools, and since 2007-08 we’ve done more than any other state in the nation to hold down the cost of college. Today,  Read the Rest…

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 11th, 2013

This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week throughout the State of Maryland, and we encourage all of our citizens to participate in the Week’s activities.  We also encourage our education stakeholders and their partners to expand access to meaningful professional development for teachers, as well as to expose all students to the concepts of  Read the Rest…

Honoring Our Veterans with a Commitment to Full Employment, November 8th, 2013

Supporting Maryland’s more than 440,000 veterans, and reducing unemployment within this invaluable community, is one of our highest priorities as a state.  After facing so many barriers to protect us in the U.S. and abroad, these individuals should never come home and face barriers to supporting themselves and their families. That’s why the Veteran’s Full  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Hosts Roundtable on Digital Learning, October 23rd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Governor Martin O’Malley today joined educators, state officials and education advocates at a digital learning roundtable to discuss strategies for reaching students in new and innovative ways and preparing them for the 21st century workforce. “We must ensure that educators and school leadership have the tools they need to make technology an asset in  Read the Rest…

North American Association for Environmental Educators Award, October 11th, 2013

Baltimore, MD As prepared for delivery Thank you, Don. It is truly an honor to receive this award. We created the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature in 2008 to connect children with their natural world and to educate them to become responsible stewards of our troubled planet. Our efforts have been buoyed by amazing  Read the Rest…

Breakthrough or Breakdown?, October 8th, 2013

Fyodor Biotechnologies Corp. is on the precipice of a breakthrough in investigating sources of fever, other than malaria, in developing countries. Chairman and CEO Dr. Eddy Agbo was thrilled when he received word, only last week, of a National Science Foundation grant for their work. But before they could even process the payment, our federal government needlessly shut down.

Governor O’Malley Highlights Efforts to Strengthen the Middle Class by Investing in Education, September 27th, 2013

Second policy forum in a series that focuses on the Administration’s strategic goals  WALDORF, MD (September 26, 2013) — Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted the “Better Choices, Better Results Forum – Education” — the second in a series of statewide forums aimed at fostering an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to strengthen the middle class  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces $5.5 Million in Early College, Digital Learning Grantees, September 18th, 2013

Investments to support cutting-edge education programs ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the first recipients of $5.5 million in total grants from two funds—the Digital Learning Innovation Fund and the Early College Innovation Fund—designed to promote programs that prepare students for jobs in the 21st Century economy. “In Maryland, we must ensure that our educators  Read the Rest…