Overview of Engagement

The Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education are developing a multiyear Strategic Plan for the future of Maryland’s education system. Public schools serve to prepare our future workforce and future community leaders and it is critical that we hear from as many people as possible throughout the process.

The Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education are developing a multiyear Strategic Plan for the future of Maryland’s education system. Public schools serve to prepare our future workforce and future community leaders and it is critical that we hear from as many people as possible throughout the process.

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Stakeholder Engagement

Engagement for Phase 1 of the strategic planning process focused on obtaining feedback from a wide range of stakeholders that represented the diversity of the state. Stakeholders included groups such as: students, families, educators and school/district staff, community organizations, advocates and experts, business community, and higher education partners.

Stakeholder Engagement

Engagement for Phase 1 of the strategic planning process focused on obtaining feedback from a wide range of stakeholders that represented the diversity of the state. Stakeholders included groups such as: students, families, educators and school/district staff, community organizations, advocates and experts, business community, and higher education partners.

man in glasses speaking to families

Stakeholder Engagement

Engagement for Phase 1 of the strategic planning process focused on obtaining feedback from a wide range of stakeholders that represented the diversity of the state. Stakeholders included groups such as: students, families, educators and school/district staff, community organizations, advocates and experts, business community, and higher education partners.

All counties in Maryland Engaged
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Methods of Engagement

The purpose of the survey was to allow as many people as possible, in every community and every stakeholder group, to provide feedback on the state of public education in Maryland and the top priorities for improvement.

The purpose of the round tables is to engage in dialogue with a specific stakeholder group or with a range of stakeholders on a specific topic through a small group discussion format.

Listening sessions provided a space for community partners to share input on the Strategic Plan. Listening sessions were hosted by external groups with technical assistance provided by Maryland State Department of Education staff.

Events included presenting the strategic planning process to community organizations, advisory councils, school district and family events, and other stakeholder meetings (festivals, fairs, conferences, etc.)

Community conversations were developed as a mechanism for the State Superintendent to be able to engage specific communities outside of the data collection process for the strategic plan. Similar to round tables, community conversations engage a small group of stakeholders in a discussion.

“The primary aim of engagement for the first phase of the strategic planning process was to gain input from a wide range of stakeholders that represented the diversity of the state.”

VIEW THE ENGAGEMENT REPORT

“The primary aim of engagement for the first phase of the strategic planning process was to gain input from a wide range of stakeholders that represented the diversity of the state.”

VIEW THE ENGAGEMENT REPORT
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27,000+ respondents from every county in Maryland completed the survey

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22 virtual round tables held and a total of 300+ participants across the state

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25 listening sessions attended 1,600+ participants surveyed

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24 local education agencies engaged across the state