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§ 7-904. Powers and duties of State Superintendent

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducation

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Public Schools (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Technology for Education (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Education, § 7-904
§ 7-904. Powers and duties of State Superintendent
Powers of State Superintendent
(a) The State Superintendent may:
(1) Procure and develop curriculum-based learning resources using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques designed to increase the achievement levels of all students in all subject areas;
(2) Procure and develop long-term comprehensive instructional programming and associated support resources that ensure maximum access by all educational institutions;
(3) Develop standards for teachers and other school system employees for the offering of courses or services on the Internet or through other developing technologies;
(4) Review courses and courseware to assure quality and alignment with the Maryland content standards and other appropriate standards;
(5) Track and issue periodic reports on the type and frequency of courses or services utilized by teachers and other professionals under this section; and
(6) Award grants to eligible private or public consortia to enable eligible consortia to develop state-of-the-art technology-enhanced instructional products, resources, and services for use in the classroom, including:
(i) The development, production, and distribution of instructional programming for students;
(ii) Staff development programming for teachers; and
(iii) Incorporation of creative state-of-the-art applications of technology-enhanced learning resources, such as:
1. Computer software;
2. Databases;
3. Films;
4. Transparencies;
5. Multimedia video and audio discs;
6. Telecommunications;
7. Educational television;
8. Print resources; and
9. Web-based resources and courses.
Introduction of elementary students to computer technology
(b) In accordance with Subtitle 10A of this title, the State Superintendent shall award a grant for the implementation of a pilot program to introduce elementary age students to computer technology and train teachers to integrate that technology into their curriculum.


Added as Education § 7-704 by Acts 1994, c. 600, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1994. Renumbered as Education § 7-904 by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 412, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2006, c. 276, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2006.
MD Code, Education, § 7-904, MD EDUC § 7-904
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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