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COVID-19 Resources

25th Anniversary Globe

MAEC remains dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to high-quality, effective, and equitable education. No matter how long it takes to get through this, our team will be working with educators, policymakers, community partners, and families to provide essential support and resources. Everyone feels the impact of this virus, but we know that… Read More »

It’s Time to Take Action

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“Our staff must step beyond ally status and become co-conspirators.” Principal Harris reflects on what it means to truly embrace systemic anti-racist work in his school. Check out his blog post.

We Are Capable of Getting a Complete Census Count

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Statement by Dr. Bricio Vasquez, demographer and education data scientist, IDRA. Dr. Vasquez serves as the Texas Counts education subcommittee co-chair. (San Antonio – August 19, 2020) – The U.S. Census Bureau’s sudden decision to cut short its population counting window jeopardizes the future of millions of youth. The Census Bureau has always had a problem with undercounting… Read More »

Secretary DeVos announced a new challenge to advance high-quality technology instruction in rural communities

The Rural Tech Project, with a total cash prize of $600,000, invites high schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop competency-based distance learning programs that enable students to master skills at their own pace, with the goal of preparing them for the in-demand, well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.  To learn more, register for the virtual… Read More »

COVID-19, Racism and Xenophobia: A Discussion on How and Why the Pandemic is Affecting Asian Americans

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately harming all people of color in the United States. For Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, one way this harm has manifested is in a rise in hate incidents. These incidents are fueled by both a long history of anti-Asian xenophobia and racism, and stigmatizing references to COVID-19 as a “Chinese… Read More »

The Family Table Webinar

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Pull up a seat to The Family Table! Every Thursday from 3-4 pm ET, the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center at MAEC, in collaboration with the Maryland and Pennsylvania State Departments of Education, leads educational webinars and engages with community partners to help families navigate school reopening considerations during the ever-changing pandemic.

Black Lives Matter at School: A Conversation with Educators on the Intersections of Activism and Pedagogy

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Did you miss the latest webinar on June 30th?  Watch  our  recorded webinar where we learned about the work of one group of educators and education activists who were part of the effort to organize the Black Lives Matter At School project and resource guide for educators to address police violence and systemic racism with their… Read More »

Supreme Court Protects Dreamers


Bethesda, MD, June 19, 2020 – MAEC believes every child should have a chance to succeed – including immigrants. We are relieved in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the dismantling of DACA.   DACA – the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program – was started during the Obama administration. It allows young immigrants who… Read More »

The Family Room Webinar

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Join us Thursday, June 18 as we welcome Patty Stine from Pure Play Every Day, a nonprofit organization that helps families cultivate unstructured, undirected free play as a way to develop problem-solving and emotional regulation skills. Especially in this time of heightened anxiety, children need play more than ever. We will be accessing our inner… Read More »

Landmark Decision Extending LGBTQIA+ Protections

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Bethesda, MD, June 15, 2020 – MAEC applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision today holding that federal law prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQIA+ workers. The ruling was based on the interpretation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which forbids employment discrimination based on “an employee’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” While this… Read More »

The Family Room Webinar

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We are pleased to be joined by three incredible guests. Christine Platt, literacy advocate and passionate activist for social justice and policy reform, will be reading and discussing her children’s book, Trailblazers: Martin Luther King Jr. In the Question Corner, child psychologists Dr. Kristin Carothers and our own Dr. Seth Shaffer will be taking your questions on… Read More »

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