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Blueprint Pillar 4:
More Resources to Ensure that All Students are Successful

The Blueprint focuses on strengthening wraparound services through the expansion of community schools, establishing the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, targeting supports for students and families based on differentiated need, establishing a workgroup on multilingual learners, and developing a funding formula based on a new measure of concentration of poverty.

Blueprint Statutory Highlights

Supporting Students and Families

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future focuses on equity and closing deeply entrenched opportunity and achievement gaps to ensure that all students, from advanced learners to those who are struggling and have been historically underserved, receive the necessary support in order to reach their full potential. The Blueprint calls for increases in funding for special education and multilingual learner students, expansion of community schools and wraparound services, as well as before and afterschool and summer academic enrichment programs.


Neighborhood Indicators of Poverty

Under the More Resources for Students to be Successful pillar, a new Concentration of Poverty Grant was established to support schools with a high percentage of students living in poverty. The Blueprint also charges the Maryland State Department of Education to study and explore the application of more nuanced and sophisticated measures of poverty to better meet students' needs. 


Multilingual Learner Workgroup

This workgroup is charged with accelerating the academic achievement of more than 98,800 multilingual students. The purpose of the workgroup is to collect data, study national and international best-in-class practices and make recommendations for implementing and scaling those practices in Maryland public schools.


Community Schools

Community schools are schools that develop and utilize partnerships that connect the school, students, families, and surrounding community to the resources needed in order to thrive. They highlight the assets in traditionally underserved communities and provide students and families with essential wraparound services and supports. 


Featured Report

Final Report: Workgroup on Multilingual Learners in Public Schools

November 2022

The Workgroup on Multilingual Learners in Public Schools was established in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Act during the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. The Workgroup was charged with collecting data on multilingual learners (MLs) in the state, reviewing national research and current practices, and making recommendations to improve the education of multilingual learners in the state. Maryland is home to over 98,000 multilingual learners in grades K-12.

Multilingual Learner Workgroup Session

Workgroup Meeting – September 29, 2022

Guiding Question: How can Maryland align the science of reading and structured literacy with best English language development practices to improve reading outcomes for multilingual learners?

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