Legislative Priorities for Baltimore City Public Schools
On November 23rd, Chief Tina Hike-Hubbard, Cleo Hirsch, and Dr. Sarah Warren provided Maryland Philanthropy Network members with an overview of Baltimore City’s reopening strategy, highlights of the partial reopening plan, an update on the Student Learning Centers, and a review of health and safety measures. As the District reopens schools, Maryland is also experiencing its first ever virtual legislative session. Legislation around digital equity, childcare, and the overturn of the veto for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future are critical for the future of Maryland’s children. As has been raised in previous education programming – from the conversation with Dr. Khalilah Harris and Joe Kane to the presentation from Strong Schools Maryland – our schools are doing basic resource provision in a country that has abdicated its responsibility to do just that. What does this mean for the region’s philanthropy?
Sara Watson, author of Creating Change Through Policy Advocacy spoke to members of MPN’s Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative on January 12th and shared various ways foundations can engage in advocacy. To build on this, MPN is pleased to host Melissa Broome, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, for a conversation about City Schools’ legislative priorities for the 2021 state legislative session and the state plan around funding. After Melissa's presentation, MPN members will have a members-only space to reflect and share thoughts with one another.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.