Press Room

Media Contacts:

Adam Mendelson | (443) 433.3630 | amendelson@mseanea.org
Steven Hershkowitz | (443) 433.3684 | shershkowitz@mseanea.org

MSEA's media contacts serve as principal contacts 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 contacts listed above. We look forward to working with you.

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MSEA Endorses Brian Frosh for Maryland’s Next Attorney General

03/15/2014

MSEA’s Representative Assembly (RA) voted on March 15 to endorse Senator Brian Frosh in the race for Maryland’s next attorney general. Delegates from across the state voted on the endorsement during one of the association’s largest meetings of the year. Delegates also voted to endorse Peter Franchot in the race for comptroller.

MSEA President Betty Weller on Senate Passage of SB 676 on Teacher Evaluations

03/13/2014

The Senate’s near-unanimous passage of SB 676 is an important step in the right direction for instilling some much needed common sense in Maryland’s implementation of Common Core. The bill ensures that evaluations cannot include student test scores until at least the 2016-17 school year due to their misalignment and lack of validity.

MSEA President Betty Weller on Maryland’s Proposed ESEA Extension Waiver

02/25/2014

We recognize the need for a waiver and are encouraged by the main request of a two-year moratorium on counting state standardized test scores in teacher and principal evaluations. It’s common sense that new, unproven, and unvalidated assessments do not belong in teacher evaluations.

MSEA President Betty Weller on Governor O’Malley’s Budget Proposal

01/15/2014

“Governor O’Malley’s strong record of investing in our students and top-ranked schools continues with the budget he introduced today,” said MSEA President Betty Weller. “In Governor O’Malley’s eight years in office, we’ve seen an incredible investment of more than $45 billion in our public schools—and the results have been outstanding."

Teacher survey shows continuing implementation problems for Common Core and new evaluation systems

11/13/2013

Maryland’s teachers need more time, support, and resources to successfully implement new evaluation systems and Common Core State Standards, according to a survey of 745 teachers. This survey reflects the on-the-ground perspectives of educators working hard to get these changes right despite the challenges they face.

Maryland State Education Association Endorses Anthony Brown for Maryland’s Next Governor

10/19/2013

The Maryland State Education Association’s Representative Assembly (RA) voted to endorse Anthony Brown in the race for Maryland’s next governor. Delegates from every county in the state voted on the endorsement during the association’s largest and most diverse meeting of the year.

MSEA launches More from the Core campaign

09/03/2013

MSEA has launched a month-long, parent-focused digital ad campaign on the issues that are critical to the success of Common Core: adequate resources for technology, textbooks, and materials; ongoing training and support for educators; and community awareness of the changes taking place.

Teacher survey shows immediate need for greater preparation for new evaluation systems and Common Core

05/08/2013

May 8, 2013, Annapolis, MD…Maryland’s teachers need more professional development, supports, and resources to prepare for next year’s implementation of new evaluation systems and Common Core State Standards, according to a survey of 540 teachers released today by the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA).

MD General Assembly Supports Fairness for All Educators

04/06/2013

April 6, 2013 (Annapolis, MD)—In a victory for fairness among all Maryland educators, the General Assembly today passed House Bill 667, statewide Fair Share legislation for educators.

MSEA President Betty Weller on Gov. O’Malley’s budget

01/16/2013

“Governor O’Malley’s already strong record of investing in our students and #1 ranked public schools only improves with the forward-looking budget that he proposed today,” said MSEA President Betty Weller.