April 25, 2018

State Board Advocacy Center

MABE places a high priority on maintaining a positive and productive relationship with the Maryland State Board of Education. The State Board plays a major role in developing the state’s educational policies, adopting state regulations, and issuing legal opinions. Therefore, MABE staff and members of the MABE Board of Directors regularly attend the monthly meetings of the State Board, and MABE is engaged throughout the year in informing the State Board of the association’s positions on priority issues through testimony, correspondence, and meetings.

The Monitor is the newsletter penned by MABE staff to provide all boards with a comprehensive summary of each State Board meeting. The Monitor and selected meeting materials are uploaded to the MABE website following each meeting to provide local boards with timely access to the issues pending before the State Board.

The Monitor – MABE’s newsletter highlighting the discussions and actions taken at State Board meetings.

State Board of Education

Maryand Register (published, proposed, and final state regulations)

COMAR (searchable database of all adopted state regulations) – MSDE/State Board regulations are contained in Title 13A

State Board Priority Issues

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Student Discipline

Teacher & Principal Evaluation

MD Transition to PARCC Assessments

For additional information, contact John Woolums, MABE’s Director of Governmental Relations at (410) 841-5414 or jwoolums@mabe.org.