The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future policies are grouped into five areas - called pillars. These are described further below. The Blueprint also includes a significant increase in funding for local school systems and for various State-funded categorical programs. For an overview of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future policies and funding increases, click HERE.
Although the policies are distinguished by pillars, the fundamental premise of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is that the policies are interrelated and must be implemented in tandem to achieve the intended outcomes and goals. As the policies are phased-in over time, the entire education system will be strengthened resulting in improved student performance. The additional resources that will be directed to students who need them most will help to close achievement gaps and expand student opportunities. Investing in family and community supports and full-day prekindergarten will greatly increase the proportion of kindergarteners who enter school ready to learn. A high quality curriculum and instructional materials coupled with a highly skilled professional educator workforce and more resources and timely interventions and supports for students will ensure that the vast majority of students are on track to be college and career ready (CCR) by the end of 10th grade. The rigorous post-CCR pathways for students in 11th and 12th grade will allow students to explore career areas of interest and earn industry credentials and college credits (at no cost to the student or their family) before high school graduation
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