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Student Work as Thermometers of School Climate

Don’t miss this blog by our evaluation team! We Treasure What We Measure: Student Work as Thermometers of School Climate, by Vo Ram Yoon, Mira Best, Ian Rashleigh McNally, and Kasia Razynska

CEFAM in action: Parent voices

We’re proud to present Melissa Harding, a parent-leader from CEFAM partner organization MeCAP’s Maine Parent Ambassadors Program. She and her colleague, Joni Sprague, presented “Empowering Parents: Strategies for Successful Parent Engagement,” at the 2023 National Head Start Association Parent and Family Engagement Conference. Read below as she reflects on her growth as a leader and experience during the conference. What an… Read More »

MAEC selected to be Statewide Family Engagement Center in Maryland and Pennsylvania

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that MAEC will lead the Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This is an exciting new iteration of MAEC’s program, the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE). This grant will enable MAEC to expand the work it began nearly five years ago.  MAEC President Susan… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Mira Best

Collaboration and shared learning are key ingredients in approaching equity work at MAEC. In this blog series, we want to further this idea by introducing you to an incredible Data and Evaluation team member, Data and Evaluation Specialist Mira Best! Read on for Mira’s book suggestions for inside and outside the office, her thoughts on… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Jessica Webster

Collaboration and shared learning are key ingredients in approaching equity work at MAEC. In this blog series, we want to further this idea by introducing you to an outstanding CAFE team member, Senior Family Engagement Specialist Jessica Webster! Read on for Jessica’s book suggestions for inside and outside the office, her thoughts on the meaning… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Jenny Portillo-Nacu

Collaboration and shared learning are key ingredients in how we approach equity work at MAEC. In this blog series, we want to further this idea by introducing you to an innovative, dynamic, and rising leader in our team, Senior Education Equity Specialist Jenny Portillo-Nacu!  Read on to learn about Jenny’s book suggestions for work and… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Kasia Razynska

Kasia Razynska

At MAEC, collaboration and shared learning are key as we work towards education equity. It is our privilege to nurture a team of innovative, dynamic leaders and rising leaders in this field. In this blog series featuring members of MAEC staff, meet Director of Evaluation and Continuous Improvement, Kasia Razynska! Who is an advocate or… Read More »

Statement on this week’s Supreme Court Decisions

June 30, 2023 This week, the Supreme Court made disturbing decisions regarding Affirmative Action, LGBTQIA+ rights, and student loan forgiveness. The justifications for these decisions provide a false notion of what is equitable by ignoring the conditions and well-being of our communities. They promote a mindset shift where inequity is not only acceptable but legitimized… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Hebest Jemberu

At MAEC, collaboration and shared learning are key as we work towards education equity. It is our privilege to nurture a team of innovative, dynamic leaders and rising leaders in this field. In this blog series featuring members of MAEC staff, meet Senior Finance Specialist, Hebest Jemberu! Who is an advocate or activist that you… Read More »

Meet MAEC Staff – Marianna Stepniak

At MAEC, collaboration and shared learning are key as we work towards education equity. It is our privilege to nurture a team of innovative, dynamic leaders and rising leaders in this field. In this blog series featuring members of MAEC staff, meet Content Specialist, Marianna Stepniak! Who is an advocate or activist that you admire,… Read More »

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