April 29, 2022
With the initial phases and legislative tweaks of the Maryland Blueprint underway, the State Board of Education held a comprehensive discussion this week about the plans ahead for early childhood education. On the docket: expanding pre-kindergarten offerings, transitioning from traditional child care models, and state-led funding and expectations.

Conduit Street has your coverage, as we pick through the detailed presentation with highlights for county decision-makers and other stakeholders in this ambitious investment into public schools statewide.
Conduit Street Podcast

On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Brianna January joins Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson for the second segment of a series of episodes to recap the 2022 legislative session. This week, an overview of the statewide paid family and medical leave program (FMLA), a sweeping school construction bill, community college funding, and pandemic-driven tweaks to the [Kirwan] Blueprint for Maryland's Future.

The Conduit Street Podcast is available on major platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and online.
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