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Allegany County School Superintendent Jeff Blank encouraged by MD Blueprint

November 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education recently received a quarterly update on the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The legislation, passed in 2021, includes an annual $3.8 billion funding increase over the next 10 years aimed to improve education in public schools. The Accountability and Implementation Board is responsible for ensuring that the state and local jurisdictions fully implement the multi-billion-dollar Blueprint education reforms, which aim to close student achievement gaps and transform Maryland’s education system over the next decade. Addressing the state board of education, Allegany County School Superintendent Jeff Blank said that while he is encouraged by the potential the Blueprint offers for improving education programs, smaller systems may face challenges during the oversight and implementation phase…