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Maryland Connections Summit to Focus on the Link Between Student Data, Achievement

Summit to Be Held at Towson University

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with the
Mid-Atlantic Regional Education Laboratory (REL Mid-Atlantic), is hosting the 2018 Maryland Connections Summit. Held June 6-7, 2018 at the West Village Commons at Towson University, this Summit brings together education professionals from across Maryland to highlight the vital role data plays in education decision making.

Close to 400 participants from all 24 school systems will gather to hear from local, state, and national leaders on ways to bridge data, research, policy, and practice. This two-day event provides an opportunity to share implementation experiences, research, and local initiatives that lead to positive student outcomes. The Summit will provide a forum for Maryland local school systems to showcase and share best practices, and explore how Maryland’s schools and systems collect, use, and reflect on data.

The Summit is free to all attendees and open to anyone involved in education data, research, or data/research-driven decision making—from pre-K through postsecondary grade levels. The event will focus on four main themes: Evidence-Based Activities, Strategies and Interventions; No PARCC, No Problem; Using Data to Implement and Communicate Change; and Creating Infrastructures to Support Data Use. Registration for this event is ongoing.


Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7, 2018
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


West Village Commons at Towson University
Emerson Drive at Towsontown Blvd.
424 Emerson Drive
Towson, MD 21204