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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 »

Webinar – From Voices to Action: A Conversation with AAPI Families

How can families navigate difficult conversations and situations with their children about anti-AAPI xenophobia? Join MAEC 4/28 at 2 pm ET for a conversation with AAPI parents.

*Free Webinar* – Engaging Families in Re-Entry Planning

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Mark your calendars for April 21 at 3 pm ET as CAFE and the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement expand on how to engage families as students and educators return to school.

A Data Inquiry Guide for Exploring Equity Issues and Solutions

*New publication alert* The Center for Education Equity at MAEC is proud to release “A Data Inquiry Guide for Exploring Equity Issues and Solutions.” If you are a member of a school community committed to working toward equity, this resource is for you! #datainquiry

South Portland plans to release school equity report in mid-April

CEE at MAEC assists South Portland School Departments in Maine to release a school equity report. “Reports like this are really about listening to student voices,” Kunin said. “We know we will hear some things that are uncomfortable but unless we’re willing to listen through that discomfort, we know we will not make progress.”

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Launches Comprehensive Review of Title IX Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a comprehensive review of the Department’s regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as part of implementing President Biden’s March 8 Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

MAEC participates in University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s school safety forum

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MAEC’s Dr. Karmen Rouland recently participated as a panelist at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s school safety forum. She described the clear connection between equity and school safety: “Equity and the work that we see is about creating environments that students can thrive in where it feels not only physically safe but mentally safe, academically… Read More »

MAEC Statement on Asian-American and Pacific Islander Discrimination

(March 18, 2021)  Anti-AAPI discrimination and xenophobia has existed for generations in the United States. Over the past year, however, the xenophobic rhetoric around COVID-19 has increased discrimination against the AAPI community, causing hate crimes to skyrocket. Since March 2020, STOP AAPI Hate, an organization that tracks these incidents, received nearly 4,000 reports of anti-Asian… Read More »

MAEC presents with MSDE at MELLFIN Conference (3/22)

On Monday, March 22 MAEC will present with MSDE at the annual MELLFIN conference. Join us 5-6 pm to learn how to develop equitable, culturally responsive family engagement practices that meet the needs of immigrant families and families with #EL students.

Title IX Webinar Recording Available

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MAEC speaks with Title IX experts on the history and future of Title IX, the new regulations and their impact on responses to sexual harassment, and the nuances of navigating cultural differences under Title IX.

Newly Revised Equity Audit

MAEC is pleased to announce the release of an updated 2021 version of the Equity Audit. Revisions to the audit were made based on feedback from practitioners and researchers, and in light of the new realities faced by schools due to COVID-19.

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