The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

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The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system.

The legislation presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fulfill the promise of an excellent and equitable education for all children in Maryland, especially those who have been historically underserved. With sweeping policy changes, and an unprecedented investment of state and local resources, the Blueprint creates the conditions for truly reimagining the education experience from early childhood to postsecondary success.

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system.

The legislation presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fulfill the promise of an excellent and equitable education for all children in Maryland, especially those who have been historically underserved. With sweeping policy changes, and an unprecedented investment of state and local resources, the Blueprint creates the conditions for truly reimagining the education experience from early childhood to postsecondary success.

student by the window with an open book

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system.

The legislation presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fulfill the promise of an excellent and equitable education for all children in Maryland, especially those who have been historically underserved. With sweeping policy changes, and an unprecedented investment of state and local resources, the Blueprint creates the conditions for truly reimagining the education experience from early childhood to postsecondary success.

Overview

The State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education are collaborating with the Accountability and Implementation Board and local education agencies to plan and implement the initiatives in each of the Blueprint’s five pillars. To accomplish this, the State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education are developing a multiyear Strategic Plan. Ultimately, the complete Strategic Plan (released June 2023) will anchor the department’s 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.

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Pillars

The Blueprint encompasses five pillars, each including key initiatives aimed at transforming the quality of education in Maryland, and narrowing and closing opportunity and achievement gaps.

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  • Support more families to access no cost Pre-K
  • Scale the impact of Patty & Judy Centers
  • Expand family options through public/private Pre-K partnerships
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  • Increasing starting salary to minimum $60,000
  • New career ladder and incentives for National Board Certified Teachers up to $17,000
  • Raising expectations for teacher preparation and induction
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  • New college and career readiness standard by 10th grade
  • Aligned curriculum resources and assessments
  • College and career readiness and support pathways
  • Expanded career and technical education system
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  • Community Schools and School based Health Centers expansion
  • Concentration of Poverty grants
  • Targeted supports for historically underserved students
  • Expert Review Teams
  • Accountability and Implementation Board
  • Local education agency Implementation Plans
  • Maryland State Department of Education monitoring and technical assistance

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

Delivering opportunity and promise of a better future to every Maryland child, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future will transform the State’s prekindergarten through postsecondary systems with sweeping policy changes and an unprecedented investment of State and local resources.

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