Press Room

Media Contact:

Adam Mendelson, 443/433.3630 or amendelson@mseanea.org
or
Patti Mullins, 443/433.3684 or pmullins@mseanea.org

MSEA's media contact serves as the principal contact for members of the press, identifying in-house experts as well as educators in the field for interviews on a wide range of education topics.

Please note that all press inquiries should be directed to the contact listed above.

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MSEA Statement on Veto of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

05/07/2020

“The governor’s veto is a disappointing but hopefully temporary setback. Now more than ever, we need the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to create strong schools in every neighborhood by expanding career and technical education, providing additional support to struggling learners, and delivering a more prosperous future for our state. Our schools have been underfunded for years and recent weeks have only magnified the existing inequities that our students face every day that challenge their ability to succeed in school. We must come together to end these inequities that have underserved too many students and communities for too long. We urge the overwhelming number of legislators from both parties who voted for the Blueprint to override the veto at the next session of the legislature so we can deliver the support to our students that they desperately need," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association President Cheryl Bost. 

MSEA Statement on School Closure Decision

05/06/2020

“Although this is the right decision for the safety and health of our students, educators, and state, today is a sad day. Educators miss our students. We wish we could see them, talk with them, laugh with them, and teach them in person. We wish we could say goodbye to them before the school year ends. Instead, educators, families, and students will continue to do our best during this period of crisis distance learning, while knowing that we have a great deal of work to do now and moving forward. We must address the inequities within our community—whether of technology access for educators and students, food security, trauma care, or otherwise—that have been magnified by this crisis. We look forward to the day that we can return to our schools and the everyday joys, challenges, and work of educating our students," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on School Closure Extension

04/17/2020

On April 17, during Governor Hogan’s coronavirus update, State School Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that schools will be closed at least through May 15.

Baltimore County elementary school teacher and Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) President Cheryl Bost released the following statement: 

Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding Passed by General Assembly

03/17/2020

“The Blueprint is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that all of our students will benefit from the bill’s plan to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and pay them as professionals, give greater support to struggling learners, and commit to creating lasting educational equity and, ultimately, a more prosperous future for Maryland. We appreciate the work and bipartisan support of legislators to address the public health crisis we’re facing together and to advance this critical bill and achieve the goal of passing a new funding formula that better supports our students, educators, and schools," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

House Passes Landmark Overhaul of Education Funding

03/06/2020

“Tonight legislators took a huge step toward realizing our once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school. The House’s action to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future gets us closer to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must keep the momentum going and pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session," said MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Release of Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Legislation

02/07/2020

“This is it: our once-in-a-generation chance to fundamentally improve our public schools and make sure that every student in every neighborhood has the opportunities, support, and attention that they deserve. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will lead to expanding career and technical education, hiring more educators and increasing their pay, providing additional support to struggling learners, and creating lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve—we must pass a new funding formula during the 2020 legislative session. Educators look forward to working with legislators to pass an equitable and sustainable formula that works for all students,” said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Kirwan Commission Final Vote on School Funding Formula

11/21/2019

“This is a potentially game-changing moment for our students and our state—a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand career and technical education, hire more educators and increase their pay, provide additional support to struggling learners, and create lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for Maryland. Educators applaud the hard work of the Kirwan Commission and the leadership of Dr. Kirwan and look forward to working with the General Assembly to pass a new funding formula to ensure that every student in Maryland can attend a great public school. We must act during the 2020 legislative session because our kids can’t wait for the adequate and equitable school funding that they deserve," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on Maryland Senate Leadership Change

10/24/2019

"While we’re grateful that he will continue to serve in the Senate, Annapolis simply won’t be the same without Mike Miller sharing and shaping history from the Senate rostrum. Educators will always appreciate President Miller’s passionate dedication to fight for the funding and policies that our public schools and students need, and he is passing the torch to another champion for our schools in Senator Ferguson. A former teacher, Senator Ferguson has been one of the strongest voices in Annapolis advocating for an adequate, equitable, and sustainable funding formula so that we can expand career technical education, hire more educators, and more equitably fund schools," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

MSEA Statement on School Funding Formula Recommendation from the Blueprint for Maryland's Future Funding Formula Workgroup

10/15/2019

“Today represents a very significant step in our efforts to create lasting educational equity and a fairer and more prosperous future for our state. These recommendations are a pathway to expanding career and technical education programs, hiring more educators, increasing educator pay, and more equitably funding our public schools. We look forward to working with the General Assembly in the coming months to build on these recommendations and pass a new funding formula to ensure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school. We need to act during the 2020 legislative session because our kids can’t wait,” said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

New School Funding TV Ads and Polling Boost Momentum to Increase Funding

09/23/2019

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand career and technical education programs, increase educator pay, better support struggling learners and students with special needs, hire more educators, and more equitably fund schools. The General Assembly took the first step last year with its near-unanimous, bipartisan vote to pass the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future which adds funding for the next three years. This year we must pass a long-term funding plan that will create lasting educational equity and a more prosperous future for our state," said Baltimore County elementary school teacher and MSEA President Cheryl Bost.

Events

Webinar: Planning for a Week of Distance Learning

June 3, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm

MSEA Virtual Educator Appreciation Day

June 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

MSEA Convention

Click on the links below to learn more. 

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