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MAEC Statement on the School Shooting in Uvalde, TX

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May 26, 2022 This week, the entire country was shocked and horrified to learn of the killing of 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX, just ten days after another mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. There are no words to fully describe this experience. Our hearts go out to the… Read More »

MAEC Responds to Racist Attack in Buffalo

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May 20, 2022 MAEC advocates for safe schools and communities where Black lives matter.  We were horrified to learn of the racist domestic terrorist attack targeting Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY this past Saturday. Our hearts are with the families of Roberta A. Drury, Margus D. Morrison, Andre Mackneil, Aaron Salter,… Read More »

MAEC Internship – Chi Ali-Cooper

Meet Chi Ali-Cooper, MAEC Communications Team Intern! We have been lucky to have a thriving internship program with dedicated, enthusiastic interns who share our passion for education equity. We recently sat down with Chi to learn more about her commitment to education equity and her highlights as an intern at MAEC. Tell us about yourself!… Read More »

Practitioner’s Perspective – Retaining Teachers of Color (Jordan Gilliard)

Communications Team Intern Jordan Gilliard draws from her experiences as a teacher during COVID-19 to identify issues contributing to teacher shortages. She shares personal examples of resources and strategies that supported her mental wellness, and advocates for systemic change in order to support teachers.    What have you observed or experienced while teaching during COVID-19?… Read More »

MAEC Celebrates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

April 8, 2022 MAEC celebrates the Senate’s confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, April 7, 2022. As the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, her confirmation marks a vital milestone in moving closer to equity, representation, and social justice. “It is a crucial and… Read More »

What Title IX Means to Me: Phyllis Lerner

Phyllis sits on the Hall of Fame walk where each honoree has a brick to represent their accomplishments.

Growing up, my favorite parts of the school day were recess and Physical Education. When it was time for kickball, I was often one of the first selected for the team. I would play Little League Baseball with the boys after school…until the season began. Then I became the team secretary. In high school, I… Read More »

Practitioner’s Perspective – Families’ Access to Data (Mariela Puentes)

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Senior Education Equity Specialist Mariela Puentes breaks down why families need access to their student’s data, grounded in her personal experiences and work as a family engagement specialist.   March’s webinar in the Reflect, Reimagine, and Reform series focuses on family access to educational data. Can you tell us why parent and family access to… Read More »

Webinar (CAFE & NAFSCE) – Parents 2021: Going Beyond the Headlines, Part 2

Join Learning Heroes for the second part of a two-part series to discuss results from their national surveys. This interactive conversation will explore a new Learning Heroes report on how districts and schools can design family engagement strategies that become true engines for equity in schools.

FIC & CAFE Workshop: Innovative Partnerships Supporting Families in Title I School Communities on 3/30 at 1:30 pm

Explore innovative partnerships and approaches to engaging families in Title I school communities and how community schools use partnerships and wrap-around services to meet the needs of families. Learn how a Maryland Middle School and a PA Elementary School work with family members and community organizations to support authentic innovative family partnerships that are making… Read More »

Webinar: Making Sense of Data with Families on 3/24 at 1 pm

MAEC invites families, family engagement specialists, and school community members to join this webinar to examine the challenges that families face in accessing and interpreting educational data. This webinar will build on family voice by engaging family leaders as speakers, reviewing the results of an MAEC survey of families and caregivers, and engaging audience feedback… Read More »

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