Maryland History and Civics Curricula Receive High Praise from National Organization

July 9th, 2021

from Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland’s Civics and United States History Standards Earn Grades of B+ and B Respectively from Fordham Institute; Standards Recognized as “Impressive”

BALTIMORE, MD (July 8, 2021) – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that Maryland’s State standards and frameworks for American History and civics were placed on the Honor Roll by the Fordham Foundation. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released its 2021 report, The State of State Standards for Civics and U.S. History, which highlights the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) emphasis on cultural responsiveness and civic engagement in its curricula. In this year’s report, the State of Maryland earned a B+ in Civics standards and a B in U.S. History standards. Maryland is one of ten states awarded an overall “good” rating.

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