Thursday, March 08, 2018

Early Kirwan Legislation is a Push in the Right Direction

With some of the early findings coming from the Kirwan Commission, there is a proposed bill that would implement several of its early policy recommendations. Some of the highlights include establishing a teacher outreach and recruitment program to address subject areas where resources are lacking, while looking to recruit a stronger and diverse array of educators. Additionally, the bill would also establish the Maryland Early Literacy Initiative, the Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP) grant program, and the Career and Technology Education (CTE) Innovation grant program.
MACo Policy Associate Kevin Kinnally testified alongside the county representatives on the Kirwan Commission, Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine and Montgomery Coutny Councilman Craig Rice, in support of House Bill 1415 and Senate Bill 1092, “Education – Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education”.

The bill gives counties more tools in the toolbox to address funding issues and provide quality educational opportunities.
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