Interstate Cooperatives


Go Alliance

An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school, and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.

Maryland is a Go Alliance member state.

Go Alliance Representative: Benee’ Edwards, Outreach and Grants Management Coordinator, Maryland Higher Education Commission >

Educational Technology Cooperative

Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education. 

Maryland representatives attended the spring and summer ETC webinars. Maryland sent one attendee to the 2017 annual meeting on teaching and technology.

Maryland ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on the working groups for revisions.

Maryland participated in the ETC Intrastate Networking Visits in May 2017, hosted at Stevenson University in Owings Mills. Participants from the Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Quality Matters, Maryland Online, Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association, Maryland Research and Education Network, Maryland Public Television, University of Maryland System, University of Maryland University College and Stevenson University discussed topics to improve collaboration across systems to gain efficiency and K-20 alignment.

Maryland ETC representative and member agency:

Jacqueline Cade, Education Policy Analyst, Maryland Higher Education Commission >

Technology Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on over $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

Maryland saved $339,531 on $3,301,817​ in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017. >