Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
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Thank you for your interest in submitting resources, events, or news articles to the Maryland Families Engage (MFE) website!  Our target audience is those who care for children, including teachers, providers, parents, and families.

Please reference the guidelines below before submitting your content. All content submitted must abide by these guidelines and our Terms and Conditions. All PDF resource documents must conform to the federal Revised 508 Standards. If you have questions or difficulty completing the submission forms, please contact us.

What Type of Content is Appropriate for MFE?

MFE features high-quality content on topics relating to family engagement, school readiness, and children’s overall educational journey to college for our statewide and national audiences. Examples of high-quality content include:

  • Content that falls within one or more of our 11 featured topics:
  1. Community Partnerships
  2. English Language Learners
  3. Family Events
  4. Family Partnerships
  5. Grants/Funding Leadership
  6. Life Events
  7. Policies
  8. Professional Development
  9. Research
  10. Special Needs
  11. Teaching and Learning
  • Short- or moderate-length family engagement news articles, between 500 and 1,000 words, including family engagement success stories, challenges/solutions, educator/family/community partnerships, strategies, activities, resources, programs, or initiatives.
  • Short- or moderate-length mental health news articles, between 500 and 1,000 words, including educator/family/community partnerships, support, resources, challenges/solutions, strategies, activities, programs, or initiatives.
  • Short- or moderate-length “hot topics” in education news articles, between 500 and 1,000 words, including COVID-19, virtual/remote learning, reopening/recovery success stories, resources, challenges/solutions, strategies, activities, and resources, programs, or initiatives.
  • Produced and edited video clips between two and five minutes in duration of reading, cooking, or other at-home learning activities for families.

How Does it Work?

If a school, program, center, college, organization, nonprofit, or individual/freelance writer is interested in submitting content to be included on this website, please use the appropriate form linked below. Please include a one-paragraph description of your  content and the intended audience (educators or families).

We will contact you within one business week to notify you that we have received your content. The MFE Editorial Committee of experts will review your content. The entire process from submission to publication is approximately one month.

We look forward to reading your content!

Event Submissions

All events on the MFE events calendar should:

  • Promote family engagement, school readiness, positive parent-child relationships, and/or the benefits of family engagement.
  • Be open to the general public.
  • Be non-partisan and non-political.
  • Provide resources, training, entertainment, food, or other activities to a diverse population of teachers, providers, parents, and families.

Please allow five to seven business days for event approval and posting. The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood has the discretion to determine which public events will be included in this calendar.

 

MSDE Disclaimer of Endorsement:

Any reference obtained from this website to a specific event, activity, program, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the Maryland State Department of Education or the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of the event, activity, program, or service, or its organizer, producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Maryland State Department of Education or the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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