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Blueprint for Maryland's Future

What is the Blueprint for Maryland's Future?

The Blueprint is a landmark piece of legislation passed in 2021, which includes comprehensive changes to Maryland’s early childhood and public schools.  It was created to enhance Maryland’s schools and prepare each student for life after graduation. The landmark educational plan seeks to make Maryland’s public schools the best in the world by focusing on five policy areas.

The  Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) was established to oversee funding and make sure districts are meeting the Blueprint’s standards and goals. 

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Five Policy Areas

Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (AKA Kirwan)

A 26-member commission comprised of lawmakers, educators, union members and parents took part in a multi-year initiative to research and develop major funding and policy reforms to improve the quality of Maryland’s public education system to benefit each of the nearly one million students.

Maryland House Bill 1300

This 235-page bill becam e law in 2021 after Governor Hogan’s veto and the legislative override contains comprehensive funding and policy reforms in five major policy areas, based on the report from the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.

Maryland House Bill 1372

A companion bill to Maryland House Bill 1300, this 45-page bill was passed in 2021 to update timelines and include additional provisions to address COVID-19 related issues.

CCPS Initial Implementation Plan

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) submitted its Initial Implementation Plan Template to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB).  The plan consists of CCPS' responses to 164 question prompts covering the five pillars of the Blueprint. Within each pillar, CCPS has outlined how it will meet the requirements put forth by MSDE in accordance with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

CCPS Initial Implementation Plan Template

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Monthly Steering Committee Policy Updates

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