kirwan commission on innovation & excellence in education
The Kirwan Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education was established to recommend reforms to Maryland’s education system. The Maryland General Assembly established the Commission in 2016 with a mission to provide recommendations that create a world-class education for Maryland’s public school students. The Commission’s recommendations include: Expanding pre-K to all 4-year-olds, as well as 3-year-olds from low-income families; increasing teacher standards and salaries; revamping high schools to offer students training for well-paying jobs after graduation; providing more support to special education students and schools with concentrations of low-income families; and a new Independent Oversight Board to make certain funds are used to implement the Commission’s recommendations. See this Kirwan infographic for more information.