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MAEC Stands with the Community of Pittsburgh Against Hate and Violence

“Better to light one candle than curse the darkness.” -Eleanor Roosevelt The horrific incident at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA is a sad reminder that hatred towards others – those who are different from us – must be addressed. No one is born a racist. No one is born with hate in… 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 »

Using Data Inquiry to Advance Equity

Using Data Inquiry to Advance Equity

Engaging in data inquiry through an equity lens can help us better understand problems of practice – and identify solutions – that make schools more equitable. Watch the archive of the webinar now.

Transition to College Training – Register Today!

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This September 20-21 MAEC will host Transition to College, a FREE 2-day program established by Families in Schools that focuses on how to enhance immigrant parents’ ability to support their child’s last year in high school as they prepare for college.​​​​​​​ Be sure to share this event with counselors, coordinators, school leaders, migrant educators, teachers,… Read More »

Equity Assistance Centers’ Joint Statement Related to Children Separated from their Families at the Border

Presently, immigrant children who have been separated from their parents at the border are being placed in different locations across the country where immigrant rights advocates and lawyers will, case-by-case, begin to search for their families. Children who have been separated from their parents need the caring support of a community. There is little doubt… Read More »

Equity Breakfast Institute: Build District Capacity to STOP Racial Harassment and Bullying

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Registration extended to July 11 but space is limited! As evidenced by a recent increase in the number of school racial harassment complaints filed with U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, racial harassment and bullying is on the rise. To assist schools in their efforts to prevent and respond to this growing problem,… Read More »

FREE Webinar June 27 – The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Opportunities for All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) builds on the legacy of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which sought to ensure that all students have access to equitable educational opportunities. Please join us on June 27 between 2:00 and 3:30 pm for an interactive webinar discussion about ways in which state, district,… Read More »

Free Webinar May 2 – Health & Equity

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Following April’s National Minority Health Month, the Center for Education Equity @MAEC is hosting a webinar to provide information and resources to educators on health disparities in youth. According to the CDC, “Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially… 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 »

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