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ESSA Listening Tour Coming to Calvert County on January 24

State Gathering Input Next Week

BALTIMORE–The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled a listening session in Calvert County next week to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Southern Maryland visit will be the fifth and final stop on the State’s ESSA listening tour.

Each State is in the process of updating its plans for school and student improvement in compliance with ESSA. Maryland has been developing its plan with broad stakeholder input for more than a year. The Calvert County visit takes place on Tuesday, January 24.

A draft of Maryland’s ESSA plan, along with a brief survey published in both English and Spanish, has been posted on the MSDE website, The State Board of Education will make final decisions and approve the plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Education this summer.

Preregistration for the listening sessions is encouraged. Please go to:

The ESSA Consolidated State Plan and Survey can be found at:

WHAT: ESSA Listening Sessions

WHEN &: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE Tuesday, January 24
College of Southern Maryland
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678