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Blueprint for Maryland's Future

Updates for Blueprint Steering Committees 

August 2022

Policy Area 1 - Early Childhood Education

CCPS entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Family Child Care Alliance of Maryland. This MOU establishes the working partnership between the one private prekindergarten provider in Charles County, CCPS, and MSDE. CCPS and the Family Child Care Alliance will be working together to develop an implementation plan that includes options for enrollment for eligible students, serving students with disabilities, serving English learners, serving homeless students, addressing racial and socioeconomic integration, and an explanation of any agreed upon administrative costs that will be retained by an agency that is party to the agreement. The original due date for this plan was September 1, 2022 but it will now be a part of the Blueprint plan that is due in March. MSDE is working to schedule technical assistance sessions for private providers and districts.

Policy Area 2 - Diverse Teachers and Leaders

The Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) is facilitating a Teacher Preparation Workgroup where representatives from districts and institutes of higher education (IHE) work together to address elements of the Blueprint related to teacher preparation and certification. During the August meeting, participants discussed data collection needs and data wonderings, heard from colleagues from the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) about how the Blueprint requirements for Teacher Preparation Programs were developed as well as features of top-performing systems, and heard from several of colleagues around Maryland about their Teacher Collaborative Grants. Links to the resources can be found below:

8.31.22 Teacher Prep Workgroup Session 2 - Google Drive

Policy Area 3 - College and Career Readiness (CCR)

August 31st marked the first day of class for students enrolled in the Early College Program at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). Students arrive to their home high school and receive a breakfast and lunch for the day before being transported to the CSM campus. All students are enrolled in a seminar course that is focused on helping students navigate college.

Policy Area 4 - More Resources to Ensure All Students are Successful

The Blueprint mandates school systems provide summer programs during the 2021 and 2022 summers to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. August 4 was the last day for summer boost programs for qualifying students. A total of 2,861 Charles County Public Schools students in elementary, middle, and high participated in this opportunity.

Policy Area 5 - Governance and Accountability

The Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) launched its new website. Included on the website are links to meetings, information regarding the Blueprint, and other relevant information that is directed for various stakeholders. Once Blueprint plans are submitted by school systems, these plans will be available on the website. Click the link below for additional information:

learn more about blueprint plans 


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For more information about the Blueprint for Maryland's Future, please contact Christina Miller at (301) 934-7300 or cmmiller@ccboe.com .