Maryland Education Law Includes Social Studies
Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law on May 22, 2012 a new education bill that includes support for social studies instruction in Maryland, beginning in 2013 with a required high school assessment in government. The 2014-2015 school year will see statewide assessments in social studies in middle schools. The State Department of Education will also survey the amount of instructional time given to social studies in elementary schools. This significant legislation demonstrates a renewed emphasis on social studies as a core academic subject. For more information, visit the Maryland Council for the Social Studies.