Recipients of award at Medicaid Workshop

17 Local School Systems, Infants and Toddlers Programs, and Nonpublic Schools Recognized for Exceptional Medicaid Billing Outcomes

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Maryland Department of Health (MDH) hosted a Medicaid Workshop and highlighted the achievements of 17 local school systems, infants and toddlers programs, and nonpublic schools with exceptional Medicaid billing outcomes! Kudos to: Anne Arundel & Calvert County Public Schools, Allegany, Somerset, Calvert, St Mary’s, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester,… Continue Reading 17 Local School Systems, Infants and Toddlers Programs, and Nonpublic Schools Recognized for Exceptional Medicaid Billing Outcomes

MSDE Team Photo at the Cool Schools Plunge 2019

Franczkowski Addresses Attendees at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge

An unusually rainy, windy January day did nothing to deter young Polar Plunge-goers at the 2019 Maryland State Police Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge, held at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. On Thursday, January 24th, students from across Maryland braved the cold Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Assistant State Superintendent Marcella… Continue Reading Franczkowski Addresses Attendees at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge Cool Schools Challenge

Marcella Franczkowski and other officials at the Project SEARCH kickoff event at Atlantic Hospital

Project SEARCH Debuts on the Eastern Shore

This story was adapted from a story on the WMDT website. Five local students will intern at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland this year as part of Project SEARCH. Officials from the Maryland State Department of Education attended the kickoff event for the students at the hospital. Project SEARCH helps students with disabilities transition… Continue Reading Project SEARCH Debuts on the Eastern Shore

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Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The April 2018 Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB), Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, is now available from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services. Continue Reading Technical Assistance Bulletin: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Marcella E. Franczkowski with Governor Larry Hogan at the announcement of the Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities

University of Maryland Announces ‘Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities’

The Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities will foster partnerships among university faculty and local, state, and national agencies and organizations to promote research, improvements in practice, and supportive governmental policies that advance workforce readiness for youth with disabilities. Continue Reading University of Maryland Announces ‘Center for Transition and Career Innovation for Youth with Disabilities’

Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

Assistive technology should be part of a thoughtful, integrated, data-informed approach to support students across educational environments and not seen as a stand-alone service delivered by one specialist, said Marcella E. Franczkowski. Continue Reading Franczkowski Emphasizes Importance of Integrating Assistive Technology

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Art Display with Marcella E. Franczkowski and First Lady Yumi Hogan

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, Maryland State Department of Education joined First Lady Yumi Hogan in recognizing Children’s Mental Health Matters’ student artists at the First Lady’s Art Display in Annapolis. Continue Reading Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week Art Display with Marcella E. Franczkowski and First Lady Yumi Hogan

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Garrett County’s We C.A.R.E. Event – April 5, 2018

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services at the Maryland State Department of Education, presented the opening guest speech at Garrett County Public Schools’ third annual “We C.A.R.E” event on April 5. Continue Reading Garrett County’s We C.A.R.E. Event – April 5, 2018

Developmental Disabilities Day: Feb 22, 2018

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, represented the Maryland State Department of Education and showed her support for students and their families at Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature on Feb. 22, 2018. Continue Reading Developmental Disabilities Day: Feb 22, 2018