The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future / Kirwan Commission

2021 Legislative Session

MDAEYC supports the override of Governor Hogan’s veto of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.

Background: During the 2020 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, a sweeping education reform bill that includes early education funding and a phase-in of Universal pre-K. Educators who have been following this legislation will remember that it is based on the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations for improving education in our state.
MDAEYC supports this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make substantial new investments in education and implement needed reforms, including more funding for Pre-K, Judy Centers, Infant and Toddlers programs, and Family Support programs. MDAEYC is a member of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Coalition and partners with Strong Schools Maryland.
Visit the Blueprint Coalition’s page to learn what you can do to support the override of the Governor’s veto so we can create a world-class education system in Maryland, from birth through college.
Our colleagues at Strong Schools Maryland has a site for you to email your state legislators and urge them to vote to override the veto of the Blueprint legislation:

2020 Legislative Session

Public policy resources on the education reform initiative proposed in the Kirwan Commission’s 2019 Interim Report and in the 2019 and 2020 Blueprint for Maryland’s Future legislation.

Key Resources

Kirwan Commission January 2019 Interim Report: this is the latest report which proposes systemic changes to Maryland’s early childhood, primary, and secondary education to improve education in our state.

2020 Legislation – The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (HB 1300 / SB 1000) is the legislation introduced in February 2020 to implement to Kirwan Commission recommendations

2019 Legislation – The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future (SB 1030 ) is the legislation that began initial implementation of portions of the Kirwan Commission recommendations.

MDAEYC’s position statement on the Kirwan Commission recommendations. The statement includes a detailed summary of the early childhood education provisions in the Commission recommendations.

Additional Resources

Links to additional information resources on the Blueprint legislation and Kirwan Commission recommendations: