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An opportunity for meaningful school reform in Maryland

The state's Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, which will be chaired by former University of Maryland System Chancellor Brit Kirwan, is expected to begin its work this fall. This important development presents an opportunity for Marylanders to engage in meaningful conversation about our school funding formula and to leverage creative ideas for investing in our state's children to prepare them for a rapidly changing future.

The Bridge to Excellence formula has been in place since 2002 and has led to historic levels of funding in our public schools. That investment has paid off: Graduation rates are at an all-time high of 87 percent. So, while members of the...