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The Education Commission of the States operates under the Compact for Education, which Maryland ratified in 1966 (Chapter 128, Acts of 1966). The Commission informs political and educational leaders of current trends and ideas in education and provides a forum for public education policy. It serves as a national clearinghouse for information on educational problems and their solutions, linking state and local executive, legislative, professional, educational and lay leaders to a national network. This information is available to private associations and state and local governments.
Maryland pays an annual state membership assessment. The members of the Maryland Education Council represent Maryland on the Commission.
Appointed by Senate President: Clarence W. Blount
Appointed by House Speaker: Howard P. Rawlings
Ex officio: Parris N. Glendening, Governor; Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools.
Contact: Ronald A. Peiffer, Ed.D.
c/o School & Community Outreach Office
State Dept. of Education
200 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Maryland Education Council was created in 1966 to represent Maryland on the Education Commission of the States (Chapter 128, Acts of 1966).
The Council consists of seven members. The Governor appoints three members whose terms coincide with those of the appointing Governor. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates each appoint one member. The Governor and the State Superintendent of Schools serve ex officio (Code Education Article, secs. 25-101 through 25-104).
July 18, 2000
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