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MSDE Schedules Every Student Succeeds Act Listening Tour Dates and Survey

The following press release was provided by the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. For more information visit 
Maryland State Department of Education Schedules Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Listening Tour Dates and Survey

MSDE is holding a series of meetings across the state to provide overview information on ESSA and allow participants to engage in a group discussion regarding the ESSA State Plan. Each ESSA feedback session will include a welcome and an overview to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Participants chose specific topics to discuss in small groups. Within the small groups, participants will be provided an overview of the selected ESSA topic and then engage in discussion questions surrounding the topic.

The discussion topics include:
  • Accountability
  • Educator Supports
  • Student Supports
  • Supporting Low Performing Schools
Dates and Locations:

  • January 5: Western Maryland Session, Washington County Board of Education, 10435 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
  • January 10: Eastern Shore Session, Dorchester Career and Technology Center, 2475 Cambridge Bypasss, Cambridge, Maryland 21613
  • January 17: Baltimore Metro Session, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209
  • January 19: D.C. Metro Session, Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Rd., Springdale, MD 20774
  • January 24: Southern Maryland Session, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Click here for more information about ESSA and the Listening Tours. 

MSDE Registration Available Here:

Also, Maryland's Draft Consolidated State Plan is available for review. Please complete the feedback survey here, which includes summaries of each section. This survey will remain open until January 31, 2017.
Published 12/20/16