In 2016, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education was charged by Gov. Larry Hogan and the General Assembly with developing policy recommendations that would enable Maryland schools to perform at the level of the best-performing school systems in the world. Since then, 25 committee members appointed by the governor and the legislature — state, county and local officials; education stakeholders and members of the business community — have been listening to parents, educators and advocates and carefully studying the best education systems in the world. Today, the commission will release its preliminary recommendations. Its final report, with new funding formulas to support its final recommendations, will be delivered later this year.