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Upcoming Webinar: Supporting Homeless Students with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


WHEN: 02/27/2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (EST) Homeless students face a number of barriers in receiving the education and services they need and deserve.The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 increases protections and supports for homeless students that build on those in the McKinney-Vento Act. This webinar seeks to provide schools and school systems with an… 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 »

Upcoming Webinar – Socioeconomic Integration and Student Achievement August 30

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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?

More Is Possible, When You Trust Students

Susan Shaffer and Naudika Williams

Naudika Williams, a recent student of Oakland High School (CA), spoke eloquently and passionately about equity and social justice and the importance of the relationships she developed along her journey to become a spokesperson for thousands of students.

Who is YOUR Equity Hero? Nominate them for an award!

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MAEC is recognizing individuals and organizations whose value, service, and leadership inspire us all as we continue to work toward achieving educational equity and social justice. Do you know a person or organization that fits the bill? Norminate them for MAEC’s Education Equity Award!

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