To accomplish this, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education have developed a multiyear Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan aligns our 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 student. The Strategic Plan anchors the Blueprint legislation into the organizational fabric of our everyday work and embodies the aspirations that the people of Maryland have for our students.
Through our engagement efforts, we know that more than 86% of stakeholders believe the quality of public schools is “extremely important” for Maryland’s success as a state. We worked collaboratively and transparently with educators, families, local education agencies, boards of education, institutions of higher education, the Accountability and Implementation Board, employers, and stakeholders across our state to collect feedback and ensure we heard from as many people as possible while seeking out and prioritizing new and underrepresented voices.
The elements outlined in this plan are an investment in our students’ future. It is a testament to our collective belief in the power of education to transform lives and uplift communities. We value the input and support of all stakeholders who have contributed to this process. Your engagement and collaboration have been instrumental in shaping our Strategic Plan and ensuring that it reflects the diverse needs and aspirations of our state. As we continue to implement the Blueprint and execute our Strategic Plan, we will remain open to feedback and continuously seek opportunities for improvement.
We cannot do this alone. Together, we will create classrooms that instill a love for learning, foster critical thinking, and nurture the unique talents of each student. We look forward to your continued support as we seize this opportunity to transform public education so that all Maryland students are ready to be successful in college, career, and life.