About the Maryland State Department of Education
Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, the Department develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school.
BE EFFECTIVE: Provide every student with highly effective teachers and educational leaders.
BE INCLUSIVE: Engage with parents, families and community members to improve student outcomes.
BE INNOVATIVE: Integrate evolving technologies, instructional strategies, and emerging skills that enable all students to reach their fullest potential in a globally competitive environment.
BE ACCOUNTABLE: Enhance learning for every student through use of objective, data-driven measures of success determined by state and national standards.
BE SAFE: Promote a safe, healthy environment for students.