As Maryland lawmakers put their final touches this week on the state’s budget plan, Baltimore City school leaders say the jurisdiction is being left out of key education funding meant to combat poverty. The state’s spending plan, which must pass both chambers by Monday, includes a complex formula for distributing $7.5 billion in state aid tied to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future reform in fiscal year 2024. The Blueprint fundamentally aims to send more resources to students who need them — such as those living in high concentrations of poverty.
Will poor Baltimore students get their fair share of state funding next year? Administrators worry not.
March 30, 2023