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FREE Webinar June 27 – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Opportunities for All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) builds on the legacy of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which sought to ensure that all students have access to equitable educational opportunities. Please join us on June 27 between 2:00 and 3:30 pm for an interactive webinar discussion about ways in which state, district,… Read More »

Free Webinar May 2 – Health & Equity

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Following April’s National Minority Health Month, the Center for Education Equity @MAEC is hosting a webinar to provide information and resources to educators on health disparities in youth. According to the CDC, “Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially… Read More »

50 Years Later – Honoring the Legacy of Dr. King

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr Wednesday, April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During his lifetime, Dr. King fought for social justice and racial and economic equality. Since our founding, MAEC has… Read More »

MAEC Responds to the Recent Events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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Dear Friends, We are saddened and also outraged by the recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where members of the school community were killed and injured. We can only imagine how difficult it must be for students, educators, and their families to comprehend and cope with this traumatic event.… Read More »

MAEC is hiring a Research and Program Assistant

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MAEC is looking for a detail-oriented and dynamic individual who is comfortable prioritizing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. MAEC offers a collegial and stimulating work environment and meaningful projects to candidates. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Research and Continuous Improvement. Moreover, the incumbent is required to work… Read More »

Webinar Archive Now Available

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There has been an increase in the number of incidences regarding racism and bigotry. Educators may not be equipped to help children process these events and make sense of the changing world around them. In this webinar, educators and parents will gain an understanding of how the construct of race is developed in young children.… Read More »

Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Harassment – Podcast

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Now 45 years old, Title IX legislation prohibiting sex-discrimination in federally-funded education programs protects male and female teachers, school staff and students. This includes LBGTQ harassment and assault based on gender stereotypes or gender identity. In this podcast interview for the IDRA EAC-South, Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner outline ways educators can protect LGBTQ children… Read More »

Webinar Archive Now Online

Ensuring a safe and inclusive school environment for LGBTQ students webinar

How can we affirm and support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer) students and their families in schools?Listen in to this webinar archive.

SES Webinar Now Available

Socioeconomic Integration and Student Achievement

Students thrive when they learn in both culturally and economically diverse environments. Is your district struggling with segregation issues that undermine the achievement of your students?


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The four regional Equity Assistance Centers provide technical assistance to help public schools address equity in education related to race, sex, national origin, and religion, and issues occasioned by desegregation.  The events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, as well as the vandalizing of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts, can be tied… Read More »

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