The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future


What is the Blueprint for Maryland's Future?

A transformative education reform plan dedicated to providing a world-class education for all students.

The Blueprint for Maryland’s future is a landmark legislation passed in 2021 that has made reforms to Maryland’s Public Education system with a focus on early childhood education, elevating educators, and ensuring equitable funding.

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5 Pillars of the Blueprint

There are 5 different areas of focus in the Blueprint and are organized into 5 pillars.

Pillar 1: Early Childhood Education

Pillar 1 prioritizes equitable early childhood education opportunities to lay a strong foundation for children’s lifelong learning. The Blueprint expands full-day Pre-K access so that all children are ready to learn and be successful when they enter kindergarten. The Blueprint also increases the number of Judy Centers and Patty Centers and increases the number of educators in early childhood as well as high-quality early care and learning experiences.

Pillar 2: High Quality Diverse Teachers + Leaders

Pillar 2 focuses on elevating the stature of the teaching profession by including measures such as a career ladder, competitive salaries, and raising starting pay. Rigorous standards as well as raising expectations for mentoring and induction programs and teacher preparation will ensure that Maryland schools have high quality teachers.

Pillar 3: College + Career Readiness

Pillar 3 sets a new College and Career Readiness (CCR) standard, thereby equipping graduates with the knowledge and skills for credit-bearing college courses and high-wage industries. Through CCR-Support pathways and an aligned Career and Technical Education (CTE) system, counselors and social workers can guide students towards meeting the CCR standard, fostering their strengths and empowering them for future achievements.

Learn more about how Clymb’s SEL resources align with Pillar 3 to help students develop important skills that prepare them for the workforce!

Pillar 4: More Resources for Students to be Successful

Pillar 4 strengthens wraparound services for elementary school counselors and social workers in Maryland. Through the expansion of community schools and the establishment of the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, targeted supports are provided to students and families based on differentiated needs. Additionally, initiatives such as the workgroup on English learners and a funding formula based on poverty concentration ensure comprehensive support for vulnerable populations, allowing counselors and social workers to make a lasting impact on student success.

Learn more about how Clymb’s resources enhance and expand of wraparound services includes preventative and proactive behavioral and mental health services such as Clymb!

Pillar 5: Governance and Accountability

Pillar 5 focuses on comprehensive coordination and accountability, this blueprint involves various agencies and institutions at all levels of Maryland government. The Accountability Implementation Board and Expert Review Teams program ensure that State and local education agencies are held accountable for the successful implementation of the Blueprint, allowing counselors and social workers to actively contribute to Maryland’s journey towards becoming a world-class educational system.

Blueprint Alignment

Click here to watch the full webinar on the Maryland Blueprint with a deep dive into Pillar 3&4 with Clymb, University StartUps, Strong Schools Maryland and MOST Network!


Maryland Blueprint Resources:

  • Maryland State Department of Education Blueprint Page

    Official Maryland Department of Education page with details on the Blueprint, 5 pillars, funding, timeline, progress reports.

  • Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports

    Webpage of the Consortium that was created by the General Assembly as part of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future that is responsible for developing a statewide framework to expand access to comprehensive behavior health services for Maryland students.

  • Accountability and Implementation Board

    Webpage for the AI board that is an independent unit of State government that was created to ensure that the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future is implemented as intended.

  • Community Schools Resources

    Resource compilation for Community Schools by MOST network.

  • MOST Network

    The Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) is a statewide youth development organization, dedicated to more and better opportunities in the out of school hours for Maryland's young people.

    Contact: Ellie Mitchell, Director,

  • Strong Schools Maryland

    Strong Schools Maryland is an organization that focused on securing the 2020 passage and 2021 veto override of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future. They now continue to work to monitor the implementation of the law; advocate for legislative and regulatory policy changes to further educational equity; and build the technical capacity of everyday Marylanders to hold state and local officials accountable to their responsibilities.

    Contact: Maya Bond, Local Organizer,

  • University Start Ups

    University Startups helps high school students and their communities thrive by teaching an entrepreneurial mindset.

    Contact: Tami Levey, Subject Matter Expert: College Counseling

  • Clymb

    An emotional health platform that delivers personalized, evidence-based wellness content to each student, while allowing educators to measure growth over time.

    Contact: Cathy Brock, K-12 Partnerships,

Join us in shaping a brighter future for Maryland’s students.

With the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, YOU are the architect for success. Together we can help offer world class education by removing barriers to learning and forging equitable pathways for every student in our state.

We hope these are materials useful in your Blueprint Planning & Implementation. If you would like to learn more or need additional support, please reach out!

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