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Legislation and Advocacy Event with Dr. William Kirwan

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
  • 15

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO AN ONLINE ZOOM MEETING - WE WILL NOT MEET IN PERSON BUT THE EVENT WILL STILL OFFER THE 2 CEUs

GWSCSWs Legislation and Advocacy Branch Presents: Dr WilliamBritt" Kirwan speaks on Improving Maryland Schools (including adding mental health workers in every school!)

COST: 

FREE FOR MEMBERS - Category 2 | 2 CEUs  Nonmembers are FREE for attendance - $20 for CEUs | STUDENTS ARE FREE (Students are encouraged to join GWSCSW for free please click here to learn more)

UPDATE: The Kirwan bill passed both chambers and the amendments added by the senate were then reviewed by at least some of the House. A highlight was that a community health consortium was created that will look at behavioral health and services.

Learn about the Kirwan Commission Bill currently in front of the Maryland Legislature from Dr. Kirwan himself and earn 2 CEUs at the same time!  If passed, this proposed legislation will make schools in Maryland more equitable for all, including low income, ESOL (English as a second language)  and special needs students. 

The five major policy areas of the Kirwan bill are:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • High Quality and Diverse Teachers and Leaders;
  • College and Career Readiness Pathways (including Career and Technical Education);
  • More Resources to Ensure All Students are successful; and
  • Governance and Accountability.

Dr. William “Britt” Kirwan is chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland, and President of the University of Maryland-College Park from 1988-1998. He is a nationally recognized authority on issues facing higher education. He chaired the Statewide Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (the “Kirwan Commission”) which was tasked with presenting recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly that would enable Maryland schools to perform at the level of the world’s best school systems. We are fortunate to have him with us on March 24 when he will will speak to us about his journey finding the common denominators from the best schools in the world and bringing them to Maryland’s Public Schools.

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