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Maryland’s Plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Below please find dates and information for MSDE’s Regional Listening Sessions on Maryland’s Plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Assistant State Superintendent Marcella E. Franczkowski will participate in each of these sessions.


This is your chance to provide your thoughts on how to best improve Maryland schools and classrooms in the coming years. We welcome and encourage ideas from parents, educators, students, and community members.

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

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