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MSDE Sets Listening Tour to Gather Input for Every Student Succeeds Act

BALTIMORE–The Maryland State Department of Education has scheduled a series of five regional listening sessions designed to gather ideas for the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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.

A draft of Maryland’s ESSA plan, along with a brief survey, was posted last week on the MSDE website, MarylandPublicSchools.org. The State Board of Education will make final decisions and approve the plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Education this summer.

Each listening session is scheduled to take place from 6-7:30 p.m.

The listening sessions are:

January 5, 2017 – Western Maryland Session

Washington County Board of Education
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

January 10, 2017 – Eastern Shore Session

Dorchester Career and Technology Center
2465 MD-16 (2465 Cambridge Bypass)
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

January 17, 2017 – Baltimore Metro Session

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
1400 W. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21209

January 19, 2017 – Capital Metro Session

Charles Herbert Flowers High School
10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
Springdale, Maryland 20774

January 24, 2017 – Southern Maryland Session

College of Southern Maryland
Prince Frederick Campus
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

Preregistration for the listening sessions is encouraged. Please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maryland-essa-listening-tours-tickets-30254702630

The ESSA Consolidated State Plan and Survey can be found at: http://marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

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