HERE SHE COMES NOW SAYIN', "TESTI-MONY"
Welcome back to The Worksheet, Strong Schools Maryland's monthly newsletter.
We’re coming to you a little early this month, in observance of the holidays next week, and we hope you’ll be able to spend some time unwinding and connecting in community with your loved ones. Also, there's less than two days until #TEAM22. Tickets are free but, in order to get a better handle on logistics for Saturday, you won't be able to get tickets after Friday at 3pm (So get them now, while you still can).
💡 THE BIG IDEA
The public hearing on the AIB's draft Comprehensive Implementation Plan was held on November 10th (you can stream it here), and the Blueprint Coalition spent more than a week researching the plan and developing testimony to share with the AIB. We want to help you provide testimony about your thoughts on the plan. Whether you think it's excellent, satisfactory, or needs improvement, we've got tools and tips to help you develop and submit written or video testimony.
📐 BLUEPRINT UPDATES
🔍 AIB (Accountability & Implementation Board) Updates
The Blueprint Accountability and Implementation Board has released the draft of the Comprehensive Implementation Plan and while the plan was released a little bit late, they’ve also extended the deadline for feedback.
You can submit written testimony or video testimony by going to our Blueprint Advocacy Page, where you can get ideas and use resources to help you give your high-impact feedback (you can submit your testimony on that page, too!).
We also want to congratulate Fagan Harris, CEO of Baltimore Corps and member of the AIB for being named Governor-Elect Wes Moore's new Chief of Staff. If you think you know someone who would be an excellent new AIB member, send an email to email@example.com
TEAM '22 is this Saturday
This Saturday, gain tools and knowledge to Think, Educate, and Advocate for Maryland's public schools with like-minded community leaders from across the state as we finalize our 2023 campaign plans with your input. We’ve already announced special guest panelists including State Delegates and AIB members, and there are more announcements to come, so stay tuned for more updates and get your tickets today!
TEAM '22 will be the perfect place to start or join an existing Team of 10, but if you want to get going a little early, click here to start your team.
#GivingTuesday is just under two weeks from now, and we want you to know how thankful we are for your generosity of spirit throughout the year.
Over the next week, we'll be looking for people just like YOU to submit testimony about the AIB's draft implementation plan, so stay tuned to our social media pages between now and our next issue of The Worksheet for ways to get involved.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
For the Future,
Strong Schools Maryland