Superintendent Mark Bedell's Listening and Learning Tour

  • Superintendent Mark Bedell's Listening & Learning TourSuperintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Bedell hosted a series of Listening and Learning Tour sessions across the county at 16 schools. Residents from around Anne Arundel County – whether they have a student in Anne Arundel County Public Schools or not - were invited to attend any session and provide their thoughts on a variety of topics related to the school system. County citizens, including parents, students, AACPS employees, business partners, and interested stakeholders who attended contributed their voices which have been included in the responses gathered and the data presented on this website.

    Community members provided their responses to three focus questions:

    1. What would you say that AACPS does well, and what would you like to see us continue to do?
    2. What would you like to see AACPS do better or eliminate all together?
    3. What new things would you like to see in AACPS?

    A graphic illustration summarizing all responses to each question can be found below.

    Also below are sample videos from two of the sessions (Southern High School and Tyler Heights Elementary School). Results from individual sessions, by school cluster, can be viewed by clicking on the links on the left of this page.

  • Question 1 Pie Chart: What would you say that AACPS does well, and what would you like to see us continue to do?

    Pie Chart 1

    Themes include Academics; Career & Technology Education (CTE); Communication; English Learning and Development (ELL/ELD); Equity; Field Trips, Internships, & Apprenticeships; Meals; Professional Development (PD); Recruiting, Hiring, & Staffing (HR); School Schedules; Social Emotional Learning (SEL); and Special Education/504s (SpEd). Remarks unrelated to larger themes have been included under the theme labeled “Other.”

    Themes are listed in order from largest percentage to lowest. Some themes, such as Academics, have been further divided into subcategories, and the percentage for each of the subcategories is also included. For example, under Academics, the following subtopics may appear: General Academics; ALP/AP; Alternative Education; Brightspace; CTE; Career & Technology (CAT) Centers; Curriculum & Course Offerings; Magnet/Signature; Teaching, Technology Use in Classroom/Homework.

  • Question 2 Pie Chart: What would you like to see AACPS do better or eliminate all together?

    What would you like to see AACPS do better or eliminate all together?

    Themes include Academics; Career & Technology Education (CTE); Communication; English Learning and Development (ELL/ELD); Equity; Field Trips, Internships, & Apprenticeships; Meals; Professional Development (PD); Recruiting, Hiring, & Staffing (HR); School Schedules; Social Emotional Learning (SEL); and Special Education/504s (SpEd). Remarks unrelated to larger themes have been included under the theme labeled “Other.”

    Themes are listed in order from largest percentage to lowest. Some themes, such as Academics, have been further divided into subcategories, and the percentage for each of the subcategories is also included. For example, under Academics, the following subtopics may appear: General Academics; ALP/AP; Alternative Education; Brightspace; CTE; Career & Technology (CAT) Centers; Curriculum & Course Offerings; Magnet/Signature; Teaching, Technology Use in Classroom/Homework.

  • Question 3 Pie Chart: What new things would you like to see in AACPS?

    What new things would you like to see in AACPS?

    Themes include Academics; Career & Technology Education (CTE); Communication; English Learning and Development (ELL/ELD); Equity; Field Trips, Internships, & Apprenticeships; Meals; Professional Development (PD); Recruiting, Hiring, & Staffing (HR); School Schedules; Social Emotional Learning (SEL); and Special Education/504s (SpEd). Remarks unrelated to larger themes have been included under the theme labeled “Other.”

    Themes are listed in order from largest percentage to lowest. Some themes, such as Academics, have been further divided into subcategories, and the percentage for each of the subcategories is also included. For example, under Academics, the following subtopics may appear: General Academics; ALP/AP; Alternative Education; Brightspace; CTE; Career & Technology (CAT) Centers; Curriculum & Course Offerings; Magnet/Signature; Teaching, Technology Use in Classroom/Homework.