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The Report Card Final 2023
The Report Card • Tuesday, April 11, 2023
On Monday, the 2023 Legislative Session concluded with Sine Die, which, translated roughly from latin means "No New Laws" –– a sentiment which should not be confused for DJ Khaled and Drake's seminal 2014 hit "No New Friends," (in fact, you should keep making new friends, regardless of what rappers tell you to do).
Today, we're finishing our rap-up wrap-up of the work that happened in 2023, and soon, we'll put a bow on that report and release it to you, the anxious public!
Be sure to keep an eye on our facebook, instagram, and twitter feeds for our 2023 End of Session Report.
⏱️ LEGISLATIVE MINUTE
This week, we're highlighting awesome Maryland delegates Eric Ebersole (Dist. 44A) and Aaron Kaufman (Dist. 18).
Delegate Ebersole was chair of the conference committee responsible for passing HB 770/SB 913 – a bill which will allow more children to enroll in full day pre K which was presented at the behest of the AIB. Delegate Ebersole is the Deputy Majority Whip, and represents constituents in Baltimore County.
Meanwhile, Delegate Kaufman, a delegate in his first year of office, has advocated for families with students who have disabilities, sending HB 1237, a bill which helps those families to recover attorneys' fees (or protect them from being forced to pay attorneys' fees) to the Governor's desk. Delegate Kaufman represents constituents in Montgomery County.
There is a lot of ground to cover in terms of our legislative victories, defeats, and impasses for the 2023 session, and we urge you to follow us on our social media pages to be notified when we release our 2023 End of Session Report to get all the important details, and how to get involved between now and next session.
🏿🏻 GET INVOLVED
🥳 Upcoming Events
Outcome Measures Workshop – Workshop and provide feedback on outcomes and measurement of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. RSVP as soon as possible on Eventbrite. Here are the dates of each workshop and what they will focus on:
4/13 - Pillar 5
4/20 - Pillar 1
5/4 - Pillar 2
5/18 - Pillar 3
6/1 - Pillar 4
If you can't make it to the workshops or just have a lot to say on how the Blueprint is measured, you can also provide feedback here: https://forms.gle/Qy8iQWXmnSX5tbXq6
The AIB will have their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, April 13th, at 1pm.
🪧 Start or Join a Team of 10
In 2020, people like you stood up, spoke out, and passed the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.
In 2023, we want you to help us make sure that Maryland lawmakers #KeepThePromise of World Class Schools: Sign up here to start or join a Team of 10 in your county – we're going to need all the help we can get.
Always keep an 👁️ on this space for more opportunities to meet us at the statehouse.
That's it for The Report Card this session!
Soon, we'll be in touch with our End of Session Report, and we'll resume our once-monthly newsletter schedule in May..
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For the Future,
Strong Schools Maryland