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Back to School and Winning the Future, August 25th, 2014

It’s back-to-school season and here in Maryland our schools have already begun welcoming students back for the new academic year. Initial estimates show there’s a good chance we’ll reach a new record enrollment this year with more than 860,000 students filling our classrooms – and we’re ready for them. In Maryland, the O’Malley-Brown Administration has  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…

Governor O’Malley Announces State Board of Education Appointment, December 3rd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Larry Giammo, former Mayor of Rockville, to the State Board of Education. “I’m pleased to welcome Larry Giammo to the Maryland State Board of Education,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Larry’s substantial knowledge of economics, along with his background as a successful entrepreneur and elected official,  Read the Rest…

NewDEAL Leaders Conference, November 22nd, 2013

Washington, D.C. Good morning.  I’m glad all of you behaved last night so you could be up early today. It’s wonderful to be with all of you, and I want to thank Helen for her inspiration of pulling together the NewDEAL leaders. I think this group is really, really important.  We’ve communicated with each other  Read the Rest…

Center For American Progress 10th Anniversary Policy Conference, October 24th, 2013

Washington, D.C. Good afternoon. Thank you, Neera, for that kind introduction. And congratulations to you, and to John, and to everyone who’s been associated with CAP or encouraging CAP for the last 10 years. CAP’s work over the last 10 years has shown us the way forward. It is the way to a future of  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…

Completion of One Maryland Broadband Network, October 15th, 2013

Stevensville, MD Principal Schrecongost, thank you for your leadership. I consider myself an old friend of Kent Island High School, and I want to thank all of you young men and women for your excellence. I visit a lot of schools, but I rarely visit schools where I see the achievement on the test scores  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…

Maryland Food Bank Hunger Action Symposium, September 27th, 2013

Windsor Mill, MD Good afternoon. It’s really great to be with such a good group of people. Over the last few years I’ve been getting to know some of you who do, tirelessly, this important work of hunger relief, like Deborah and everybody at the Maryland Food Bank. I have been so struck and so  Read the Rest…