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Programs > Family Literacy
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Commitment to innovative and comprehensive leadership for achieving the academic and economic goals of families.

In Focus
Take 15 for the Family
This statewide initiative encourages Maryland families to dedicate at least 15 minutes each day doing everyday activities, like eating dinner together, and turning those moments into learning opportunities.

Our Goal

The goals of the program are to build awareness among parents that involvement in their children’s education is critical and to provide resources that make this involvement easy and fun. This website includes a parent page with information and resources for parents, activities for families, links to Maryland Public Libraries and other family friendly websites, information on what's new, and corporate sponsors supporting this initiative.

Our Mission

The mission of MSDE is to be the pathfinder for raising the awareness of family centered education as a venue for empowering parents, sustaining families, and reaching the academic potential of children in a diverse society.

Contact Information
Ms. Barbara Scherr, Family Involvement Specialist
Division of Student, Family, and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410 767-0291
Fax:  410-333-8010


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