Failing schools in Maryland have significant difficulty attracting and keeping effective teachers. Marylanders overwhelmingly support providing professional development and other incentives to increase the number of effective teachers, particularly in failing schools, and providing tutoring, summer school and other extra services needed for all students to achieve high academic standards.
2013 Policy Priorities
For a list of 2012 successes, click here.
- Ensure the Education Trust Fund Strengthens Education
- Support Consistent and Flexible Funding for School Facilities
- Champion Efforts for Successful Implementation of the New Compulsory School Age Law
- Oppose BOAST and Other Voucher Funding
Education Policy Director
2013 Legislative Priorities
Advocates for Children and Youth is focusing on several issues during this legislative session. Read more >>
For testimony in Opposition to Senate Bill 1033
Public Education – Alternative Schooling, click here.
For testimony in support of Senate Bill 1058
Education – The Reasonable Discipline Act of 2013, click here.
For testimony in Support of House Bill 855
Student Health and Fitness Act, click here.
For testimony in support of House Bill 1051
Education - Charter Schools - Study to Recommend Improvements to the Maryland Public Charter School Program, click here.
For testimony in Support of House Bill 1200
Education - Maryland Charter School Advisory Council - Establishment, click here.
For David Beard's testimony in support of House Bill 1338-Prince George’s County Juvenile Court and School Safety Work group, click here.
For David Beard's testimony in support of House Bill HB860-Baltimore City Public Schools Construction Authority Funding, click here.
For MEC's testimony in support of Senate Bill 277-State Aid for Public Education – Certification of Net Taxable Income, click here.
For MEC's testimony in Opposition of House Bill 1033-Education - Taxpayers' Savings Act, click here.
ACY Offers Testimony on School-to-Prison Pipeline
ACY submitted testimony for the hearing on ending the school-to-prison pipeline before the subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Read more>>
Graduate Maryland Initiative
The new Compulsory School Age law increased the mandatory school age from 16 to 18 years old. This is a milestone among many as we get our youth college and career ready. Kick Off Report and to find out more.
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