Maryland’s Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP)

​From SEC. 1603. [20 U.S.C. 6573] STATE ADMINISTRATION of Programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Maryland's Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP) Documents

Committee of Practitioners

1.    In General

Each State educational agency that receives funds under this title shall create a State committee of practitioners to advise the State in carrying out its responsibilities under this title.

2.    Membership
Each such committee shall include —

A.    as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
B.    administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
C.    teachers from traditional public schools and charter schools (if there are charter schools in the State) and career and technical educators;
D.    principals and other school leaders;
E.    parents;
F.    members of local school boards;
G.    representatives of private school children;
H.    specialized instructional support personnel and paraprofessionals;
I.    representatives of authorized public chartering agencies (if there are charter schools in the State); and
J.    charter school leaders (if there are charter schools in the State).

3.    Duties

The duties of such committee shall include a review, before publication, of any proposed or final State rule or regulation pursuant to this title. In an emergency situation where such rule or regulation must be issued within a very limited time to assist local educational agencies with the operation of the program under this title, the State educational agency may issue a regulation without prior consultation, but shall immediately thereafter convene the State committee of practitioners to review the emergency regulation before issuance in final form.

Contact Information

Hazar Biddle
Title I Education Program Specialist
Division of Curriculum, Instructional
Improvement, & Professional Learning
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201