July 27, 2018

Commission Continues Assembling Plan
The Kirwan Commission, charged with promoting "excellence and innovation" in Maryland schools, has released preliminary components of its plan to enhance and promote the teaching profession. Raising salaries for professional teachers could transform the teaching profession, making it more attractive for promising students - but at what cost? And how would the State dictate that local Board of Education change their pay scales for educators? As Kirwan comes into shape, the details raise both policy and fiscal questions.
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 Conduit Street Podcast Corner: 
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Kevin Kinnally and Michael Sanderson discuss how new technology is driving new policy in Maryland. In part two of this two-part series, we focus on small cell wireless technology, solar energy siting, body-worn cameras, and Next Generation 9-1-1.

Click here to listen to part one of this series, where we discuss ridesharing, peer-to-peer property rentals, drones, GPS and navigation software, and autonomous vehicles.
Listen to any episode at www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties in Action:
Prince George's

Frederick County hosted an event to highlight the "Best Places to Work" in the county
County Exec Rushern Baker joined residents in enjoying the expansion of the county's bike share
Baltimore County Dept. of Corrections held its first Inmate Resources Fair


New Corporate Partner  Spotlight: 
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