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Trauma-Informed Practices and Teen Dating Violence

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Students are affected by violence in many ways and it disproportionately affects student of color, students from certain religious backgrounds, and LGBTQ students. This combined EEI explores the topic from two perspectives. First, we look at the broader issue of students who experience trauma outside of school and how it affects their ability to learn… Read More »

MAEC Launches CAFE – A New State Family Engagement Center

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 MAEC is pleased to announce the launch of a new state family engagement center that will serve diverse families who reside in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the new Collaborative Action for Family Engagement (CAFE) Center will provide great opportunities for collaboration, learning, and promoting high-impact,… Read More »

Seeking a New Hire to Join MAEC’s Team


MAEC is looking for a dynamic individual to develop and deliver customized trainings, professional development, and technical assistance to schools and school districts on civil rights and educational equity issues (race, gender, national origin (ELs), socioeconomic diversity, and/or religion). This individual will also evaluate the effectiveness of training programs to provide feedback to clients and… 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 »

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

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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.

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