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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 »

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 »

MAEC Stands Against Racism  

MAEC stands against racism

  Dear MAEC Community, The recent murders of George Floyd and so many others are a painful demonstration of the systemic racism and entrenched injustice that infects our country. After close to 50 years as an educator, I am outraged by these acts of violence. Enough is enough. For me this is not a political… Read More »

Celebrating Asian Pacific Islanders

The experiences, history and contributions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent should be recognized, honored, and celebrated. As an organization devoted to serving educators and education professionals, MAEC encourages educators and students to take time to expand their knowledge and awareness of the experiences and history of Asian Pacific Islanders, and to build… Read More »

The Family Room Webinar

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This week we’re welcoming back NIH’s Carla Easter. Join us as we return to the trait tree and discover more about your gene pool. Bring your own trait tree for a live demonstration. In the Question Corner: The alarming events over the past weeks have raised a critical question for parents: how do we talk to kids… Read More »

MAEC’s Distance Learning and Equity Resource Bank

25th Anniversary Globe

MAEC has expanded our website to include a section dedicated to distance learning during COVID-19. We know there is a lot of information out there already. Our goal is and has always been to address the needs of vulnerable students and their families. We are limiting the number of resources to focus on the best… Read More »

Equity Institute Postponed

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our region’s efforts to prevent its spread, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Equity Institute, Count Us In: Advancing Equity in Rural Schools and Communities, until Spring 2021. Stay tuned for upcoming resources and webinars to support our rural communities.

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