The state of Maryland prioritizes family engagement. The Maryland State Department of Education supports and is a key member of the Maryland Family Engagement Coalition. This Coalition advocates in a unified voice for family engagement policies and practices in the state of Maryland and has dev
All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children’s education, including those whose children receive special education services. Research demonstrates that parent/family involvement significantly contributes to improved student outcomes. Engagement between family members and educators is seen through coordinated efforts as well as joint agenda setting and decision-making and is evidenced by higher levels of trust.