Blueprint for Maryland's Future
In 2020, a piece of landmark legislation was passed, the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act (HB 1300). The intent of this legislation is to improve and enhance the quality of public education in Maryland. In its 235-pages, the bill contains policy and funding recommendations from the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. In 2021, HB 1372 was passed to complement and update HB 1300. House Bill 1300 and House Bill 1372 should both be considered and cross-referenced to fully understand policy provisions and funding found in the Blueprint. House Bill 1300 and House Bill 1372 should both be considered and cross-referenced to fully understand policy provisions and funding found in the Blueprint. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is a multi-billion dollar investment to be implemented over the next 10 years.
The Blueprint for Maryland's Future provides the foundation needed to elevate every child to reach their full promise and potential by transforming Maryland's education system into a world-class model. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is organized into five distinct policy areas (pillars):
- Early Childhood Education
- High Quality and Diverse Teachers and Leaders
- College and Career Readiness
- More Resources to Ensure that All Students are Successful
- Governance and Accountability
Under the legislation, an Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB) provides oversight and has the authority to ensure that the mandates are successfully implemented and produce the desired results.