October 2023 | VOL. 2, ISSUE 4

President's Corner

Greetings school board colleagues!

I hope you agree MABE Annual Conference 2023 was one for the books! There was something a little different -- and pretty special, if you ask me -- about our gathering this year. It felt like we had a renewed energy, enthusiasm, and hopefulness. Thank you so much to MABE's Conference Program Committee, co-chaired by Pat Dorsey (Carroll County) and Carol Mueller (Harford County), for such hard work and creativity in putting this year's conference together.

I encourage you to link to related resources below from MABE Annual Conference 2023. We'll be meeting at The Westin Annapolis for next year's event and will share additional details as they become available.

If you attended Annual Conference this year, you may remember on the last day I shared that it's at times like these that our fellow educators and students need our leadership more than ever. I expressed my confidence that, collectively, we have the power to achieve the highest-level outcomes for each and every student in Maryland. By being smart in our planning and priority setting -- particularly during ongoing Blueprint for Maryland's Future implementation efforts -- we can achieve so much. Huge projects really can be daunting and exciting at the same time, and I see great things and bold progress in our future.

I hope you do, too.

~ Michelle Corkadel (Anne Arundel County)

MABE President

Be sure to check out the MABE Annual Conference 2023 photo album on Flickr!




MABE Annual Conference 2024

You're invited to visit this page on the MABE website to click and download over a dozen detailed, informative presentations from this year's Annual Conference.


Maryland School Law Deskbook:

A Sneak Peek

Tuesday, November 7

9:00 am - Noon


(Virtual Training)


The Open Meetings Act:

Understanding Its Significance, Avoiding Penalties & Ensuring School Board Compliance

Thursday, December 7

9:00 am - Noon


(Virtual Training)


MABE workshops will be held virtually unless announced otherwise. Additional workshops will be offered as the need or issue arises. There is a charge of $75 per person per training unless otherwise indicated. Please note that event registration closes at 10:00 am on the business day prior to each event's occurrence.


Recent Headlines

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MSDE (10/4)

Release: The Maryland State Board of Education Appoints Dr. Carey Wright as Interim State Superintendent

Washington Post (10/4)

Carey Wright will lead Maryland schools after superintendent's departure

MABE (10/5)

Release: Anne Arundel County Board of Education Member Michelle Corkadel Sworn In as President of Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE)

The Southern Maryland Chronicle (10/7)

Virginia McGraw receives Distinguished School Board Service Award from MABE

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (9/27)

Release: Dr. Mark Bedell named Superintendent of the Year by National Alliance of Black School Educators

Washington Post (9/20)

Pr. George's school board approves next phase of public-private partnership for new buildings

Education Week (10/4)

Most students getting new school choice funds aren't ditching public schools

Maryland Matters (9/28)

Md. Board of Education may change how the state tracks students' college readiness

Fortune/AP (10/10)

Biden moves forward with second try at student loan cancellation after the Supreme Court rejected his first plan in June

Newsbreak.com (9/25)

This high school was ranked the best in Maryland

New York Times (10/10)

The nation's top-performing public school system

Southern Maryland News (9/20)

Charles County joins co-op on paid family leave spearheaded by MABE and MACo

Ocean City Today (9/21)

Worcester County commissioners, board of education agree to take part in Time to Care Act Insurance Collaborative

WBAL (9/28)

Baltimore County Public Schools looking to make parents feel more secure about students' safety via school bus tracking app

The BayNet (9/7)

Gov. Wes Moore appoints Pamela Cousins of Calvert County to CSM Board of Trustees

Baltimore Sun (9/29)

Baltimore archdiocese declares bankruptcy as sexual abuse lawuits loom

Maryland Matters (8/22)

Contracted out: An unprecedented look at Maryland public school spending

Capital News Service (8/21)

Health care, construction, tech among biggest school expenses

AP (10/2)

Part of Ohio's GOP-backed K-12 education overhaul will take effect despite court order

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