What is the Strategic Plan?

A Transformative Path Forward in Support of Every Student in Maryland

The Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education are developing a multiyear Strategic Plan that will be released in three phases leading up to June 2023. The Strategic Plan will anchor the vision, mission, values, priorities, enablers, goals, and flagship programs, initiatives, and strategies to realize the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future promise of an excellent and equitable education for every student.

Foundational Components of the Strategic Plan

Vision & Mission

Phase 1 Release

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Values

Phase 1 Release

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Priorities & Enablers

Phase 1 Release

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Goals & Success Metrics

Phase 2 Release

February 2023

Flagship Programs, Initiatives & Strategies

Phase 3 Release

June 2023

Overview of Strategic Plan Phases and Timeline

The Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education have envisioned the development and release of the Strategic Plan in three phases that span from October 2022 to June 2023.

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PHASE 1

Extending from November 2021 to October 2022, this phase has focused on gaining initial input from a wide range of stakeholders representing the diversity of the state. Through multiple methods, from a statewide survey to round tables and listening sessions, to the State Superintendent shadowing students in schools throughout the state, we learned what mattered most to our communities to transform public education in Maryland. The feedback we received helped shape the Strategic Plan’s foundational elements, specifically the vision, mission, values, priorities, and enablers.

PHASE 2

Between October 2022 and February 2023, the State Board and the Maryland State Department of Education will continue to engage with our communities to refine the Phase 1 elements of the Strategic Plan, and develop the goals and metrics linked to each of the priorities outlined in Phase 1. Engagement will take the form of regional data conversations with stakeholders, ongoing student shadows, and a new series of round tables and listening sessions. The goals and metrics will be released in February 2023.

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PHASE 3

Between February and June 2023, we will engage with stakeholders to identify flagship strategies, initiatives, and programs to achieve the goals and metrics developed in Phase 2. This work will be informed by best-in-class research and involve in-depth conversations with education experts, practitioners, and decision makers from early childhood to K-12 education and from the business community to institutions of higher education. The complete Strategic Plan will be released in June 2023, and will anchor the vision, mission, values, priorities, enablers, goals, and flagship programs, initiatives, and strategies to the Blueprint’s promise of an excellent and equitable education for every child.