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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: .. MAEC.. Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. The Mid-Atlantic.. Equity Center.. Parents as.. Essential Partners.. Early Childhood.. Readiness.. about the consortium.. history and mission.. board of directors.. staff.. partners.. our work.. events.. our programs.. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.. Parents as Essential Partners.. Early Childhood Readiness.. Turnaround Schools.. Title I.. resources.. print publications.. electronic publications.. curriculum.. news.. reports and studies.. contact us.. MID-ATLANTIC EQUITY CONSORTIUM, Inc.. (MAEC) is a private, non-profit with 20 years of success linking educators, families, communities, and  ...   reform.. MAEC s mission as a capacity building organization is to improve academic outcomes for all students so that they can complete college or pursue careers to be successful and productive citizens.. We seek to build the capacity of educators and families to ensure equity for all students.. Register Now!.. Boosting Success for 21st Centuy Learners:.. Equitable Practices for High Achievement.. May 7, 2013 near Baltimore, MD.. News.. Events.. Contact Us.. 2013 Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
    Descriptive info: about the center.. mission.. advisory board.. electronic resources.. requests for technical assistance.. focus areas.. race.. gender.. national origin.. best practices.. state profiles.. delaware.. district of columbia.. maryland.. pennsylvania.. virginia.. west virginia.. blog.. THE MID-ATLANTIC EQUITY Center.. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center (MAC) is one of ten regional equity assistance centers funded by the U.. S.. Department of Education under Title IV of the Civil Rights  ...   of race, gender, and national origin (English Language Learners/ESL).. free of charge.. to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies in federally-designated Region III, which includes: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.. The goal of the Center is to ensure that all children have access to equitable education opportunities in order to complete college and succeed in their careers..

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  • Title: Parents as Essential Partners
    Descriptive info: THIS SECTION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.. For more information on family, school and community engagement, please come back.. or visit the following website:.. www.. mdpirc.. org..

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  • Title: Early Childhood Readiness
    Descriptive info: Parents as.. Essential Partners..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: History and Mission.. Founded in 1991, MAEC s mission as a capacity building organization is to improve academic outcomes for all students so that they can complete college or pursue careers to be successful and productive citizens.. Guiding Principles.. MAEC s programs operate in communities with the highest need, lowest-income and lowest-performing schools and are frequently evaluated and documented as effectively improving family and student outcomes through capacity building and targeted technical assistance.. MAEC has been able to achieve successful results by allowing the following principles to guide our work:.. Relationships Matter: A shared vision is necessary to organized efforts, emphasize results and data and take action to improve student growth.. Investment is Critical: All stakeholders must be invested in work in order to  ...   families schools can institutionalize core beliefs and practices to sustain school improvement and reform.. How We Do Our Work.. In order to raise academic achievement for all students, MAEC utilizes a multi-tiered strategy that is efficient and effective.. Collaboration is critical to MAEC s success and is achieved by understanding and addressing the individual needs of districts, schools, families, students and communities.. Our work is carefully aligned with overall school improvement goals, as well as district and federal requirements while also being tailored to individual schools.. We provide a robust slate of programs, resources, partnerships, and support to help students succeed.. All of our work establishes clear outcomes, provides participants with evaluations, and conducts formative and summative assessments to make sure goals are reached..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: Board of Directors.. A.. Wade Boykin, Ph.. D.. Sheryl Denbo, Ph.. Ginny Gong.. Jill Moss Greenberg.. Rita Robinson, Ed.. Barbara Scherr.. Susan Shaffer.. Warren Simmons, Ph.. Carmen Delgado Votaw.. Wade Boykin.. is a Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in the Department of Psychology at Howard University.. From 1994-2004, he served as Co-Director of the National Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR), now at Howard University as the Research and Development unit of Capstone Institute.. CRESPAR/Capstone s mission is to formulate, implement, research, evaluate, and disseminate comprehensive school reform and school improvement initiatives according to a Talent Development model of schooling.. Dr.. Boykin has done extensive work in the area of research methodology; the interface of culture, context, motivation and cognition; Black child development; and academic achievement in the American social context.. Publications include.. Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap,.. (ASCD Press, 2011, co-author),.. Research Directions of Black Psychologists.. (Russell Sage Press, 1979, co-editor), and a co-edited book entitled.. Promoting High Achievement for All Children: Evidence-Based Programs,.. Practices and Procedures.. , and numerous research and theoretical journal articles and book chapters.. Boykin currently serves on the President s National Mathematics Advisory Panel advising the President and the Secretary of Education with respect to the conduct, evaluation, and effective use of the results of research relating to proven, evidence-based mathematics instruction in order to foster greater knowledge of, and improved performance in, mathematics among American students.. He received his Ph.. in experimental psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.. Sheryl Denbo.. has more than 30 years of experience advocating for high quality educational programs for all students, but particularly low-income students and students of color.. She has taught in elementary, middle, high school, and college, and developed a large number of successful programs targeted to supporting the academic development of low-income minority students.. She also served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Vocational Education in the United States Department of Education.. Her latest book.. Improving Schools for African American Students: A Reader for Educational Leaders.. (2002), which she co-edited with Lynson Beaulieu, has become a standard guide for educational reform.. She has written numerous articles, published in over 30 educational and equity journals and newsletter and has conceptualized, authored, co-authored or edited over 25 Mid-Atlantic Equity Center publications.. Denbo holds a B.. in History from the University of Wisconsin, an M.. A.. in Anthropology for The New School For Social Research, and a Ph.. in Sociology from Rutgers University.. Ginny Gong.. is.. the Director for the Office of Community Use of Public Facilities in Montgomery County, Maryland.. Ms.. Gong is a successful businesswoman, an accomplished educator, a frequently requested speaker, an experienced human resource administrator/trainer, a talk show host, and a highly respected community leader.. Gong was employed by Montgomery County Public Schools as a Human Resources Administrator responsible for recruitment, staff development, community outreach and case management for issues related to diversity, equal employment and compliance.. Gong has served on the Governor s first Asian American Advisory Committee and the Governor s Advisory Council on New Americans, serving as its first chairperson.. She is host of the weekly talk show series Ginny s where East meets West.. Her autobiography about growing up in the back of a Chinese laundry is entitled.. From Ironing Board to Corporate Board: the Chinese Laundry Experience.. (Homa Sekey Books, 2008).. Jill Moss Greenberg.. has more than forty five years of experience in the field of education.. Greenberg is currently the executive director of the Maryland Women s Heritage Center.. Highlights of her working experience include working as: Director of the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME); program Consultant for Homeless Children and Their Families in Baltimore County Public Schools; Multicultural  ...   10 year old daughter Jenna and 9 year old son Jason.. Susan Shaffer.. is currently the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. a non-profit whose mission is to build the capacity of educational and community-based organizations to support low-income and culturally diverse children and their families.. She also served as Executive Director of the Consortium s Maryland Parental Information and Resource Center (MD PIRC), a statewide organization that addresses issues of increasing family engagement to improve school success and student achievement.. Shaffer has more than forty years of professional training, management, consultation, teaching, and materials development experience in family engagement, gender equity and multicultural education.. For almost two decades, she served as Deputy Director of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center the Region III technical assistance center for educational equity.. Her recent appointments include: the Maryland s Superintendent s Parent Involvement Advisory Council, Maryland s Committee of Title I Practitioners, the board of directors and the executive board of the Maryland Women s Heritage Center, and Harmony Through Education, an international NGO whose mission is to build schools in developing countries for children with disabilities.. Susan Shaffer is a member of the National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group and was invited to participate in The White House Conference on Teenagers, 2000, and the White House and Congressional celebrations of Title IX.. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and was recognized by AERA for the most significant contribution to curricular materials on women.. Susan Shaffer has co-authored three books on adolescents, appeared on varied media nationwide and has published widely on issues of equity, parenting, women s history, disability, and multicultural education.. Warren Simmons.. directs the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.. The Institute was established in 1993 to develop, share, and act on knowledge that improves conditions and outcomes in American schools, particularly in urban areas and in schools serving disadvantaged students.. Previously, Dr.. Simmons headed the Philadelphia Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that played a key role in helping the School District of Philadelphia fund, develop, and implement a comprehensive school reform agenda called.. Children Achieving.. Simmons was a grant maker at the National Institute of Education and Annie E.. Casey Foundation, where he developed and funded initiatives on youth and adult literacy, community development, and urban school reform.. He served as Director of Equity Initiatives for the New Standards Project, working with a coalition of 17 states and 6 school districts to design performance-based assessments, and advance curricular and instructional reforms.. Simmons received his B.. in psychology from Macalester College in St.. Paul, Minnesota, and earned a doctorate in psychology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.. Carmen Delgado Votaw.. retired as Senior Vice President for Public Policy from the Alliance for Children and Families, a nonprofit organization that serves over 400 agencies that provide services to children and families.. She previously served as Director of Public Policy for United Way of America in the Community Impact Service Area linking public policy advocacy to community outcomes; Director of Government Relations for the Girl Scouts and member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts; and chief of staff to U.. Representative Jaime B.. Fuster of Puerto Rico.. Votaw is the author of a bilingual book (English and Spanish),.. Puerto Rican Women: Some Biographical Profiles, of biographies of Julia de Burgos and Maria Cadilla de Martinez in Notable American Women.. (1980), and of a chapter in.. To Ourselves be True.. She has written a number of articles in publications such as.. Americas, Vision, Horizontes, Agenda Magazine, Nuestro and Graduate Woman.. Votaw has a B.. in international studies from The American University, an honorary doctorate in the humanities from Hood College and an associate degree from the University of Puerto Rico..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: STAFF.. SUSAN SHAFFER.. x118.. President.. Executive Director.. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.. MARIA DEL ROSARIO (CHARO) BASTERRA.. x124.. Deputy Director.. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.. NORA ILLIA MORALES.. x121.. Vice President.. Senior Educational Equity Specialist.. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.. KATE FARBRY.. x114.. Director of Communications.. Technical Specialist.. WANDA GRANT.. x117.. Family, School and Community Outreach Coordinator..  ...   Assistant, Lead Conference Coordinator.. - Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. PAMELA (PAM) HIGGINS HARRIS.. x113.. Senior Educational Equity Specialist.. PHOEBE SCHLANGER.. x125.. Contracts, Grants and Operations Manager.. KEITA WELLS.. x122.. Family, School and Community Outreach Coordinator.. Turnaround Schools and Title I.. To contact the staff at MAEC, please call 301-657-7741 or use this.. contact form..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: THE MID-ATLANTIC EQUITY CONSORTIUM.. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. is proud to work with the following organizations.. They include:.. Bowie State University.. Bridging Refugee Youth and Children s Services (BRYCS).. Capstone Institute at Howard University.. Center for Applied Linguistics.. The Center for Schools and Communities (CSC).. College Summit.. Diversity  ...   Under Law.. Maryland Family Network.. Maryland Women's Heritage Center.. National Center for Missing Exploited Children.. National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University.. National Women s Law Center.. Pennsylvania and Metro Offices for Civil Rights (OCR).. Project Appleseed.. Teaching for Change.. University of Maryland.. Urban Leadership Institute..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: publications.. Our Work.. Nationwide.. Statewide.. K-12.. Selected Awards and Participation in Policy Making Groups.. Founding member of the National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group, a leadership collaborative whose purpose is to inform the development and implementation of federal policy related to family, school, and community engagement in education.. Selected curriculum models: Opening Math and Science Filters: Our Schools Did It, So Can Yours! and A Nine Step Guide to Increasing Minority Student Participation in Math and Science are used nationally to further gender, ethnic, and cultural equity in STEM classes.. Member of an expert working group which published.. Parent Engagement Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health.. , in collaboration with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Center for Disease Control.. This information has been disseminated to state departments of education and school systems across the country to promote student health and healthy communities.. Developed and sponsored Parenting Matters Regional Conferences that bring together educators, low-income and diverse families, community members, and students for a day of enrichment, skill building and training on a variety of topics including: home support for learning, advocacy, leadership, efficacy, and college- and career-readiness.. Over 1,300 participants have been served through our conferences.. We have served almost 140,000 individuals through our monthly electronic newsletter and bilingual website.. back to top.. Trained 60 Statewide HIPPY Home Visitors to improve school readiness through family engagement.. Delivered Entre Nosotros, Between Us: Transitions to Elementary School, Schools and Families Together to Judy Center staff and families in Wicomico and Montgomery Counties, MD.. Trained 600+ early childhood teachers, child care providers, and ethnically and linguistically diverse parents in early childhood development and school readiness in MAEC s Informed Parents - Successful Children curriculum.. Trainings were held in English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese.. Piloting the.. Paving the Way to Colleges and Careers: Families and Schools Together Curriculum.. , focused on grades 9-11 (12th in development) to help families and students build a college/career portfolio, increase skills to improve grades and take rigorous coursework, and cultivate experiences that will broaden students and families perspectives regarding college and careers.. This pilot program is being tested  ...   s Parent Involvement councils.. These advisory councils are charged with identifying best practices and effective policies, making policy recommendations to MSDE and the State Board of Education, and sharing information about ramifications of local and state policies.. MAEC President, Susan Shaffer, also sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Maryland Women s Heritage Center (MWHC), the only state-based women s heritage center in the nation.. The MWHC s mission is to preserve the past, understand the present and shape the future by recognizing, respecting and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women to shape a better future for the girls and boys, women and men in Maryland.. In 2010, MAEC s partnership with MSDE was highlighted in a national webinar series sponsored by the U.. Department of Education, United Way Worldwide, SEDL, and the Harvard Family Research Project entitled, A New Day: Family, School, and Community Engagement in Education Reform.. In 2007, 2008, and 2010 MAEC received Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition, from Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and from House Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for our Parenting Matters Regional Conferences.. Conferences bring together the Maryland State Department of Education, local school districts, educators, families, students and community members for a family day of enrichment, learning, training, skill development, and empowerment.. In 2009, awarded the Partnership Organization Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools, Johns Hopkins University.. In 2009, the Parenting Matters Regional Conferences were recognized as a national Promising Best Practice by the National Network of Partnership Schools, Johns Hopkins University.. In 2008 and 2009 MAEC received official citations and commendations from the Board of County Commissioners and the Maryland General Assembly from St.. Mary s, Calvert and Charles Counties in honor of the collaboration between families-schools-communities to address closing the achievement gap.. In October 2009 in collaboration with the Maryland State PTA, the Maryland State Department of Education, and Governor O Malley s Office launched October as Maryland Parent Involvement Month.. This is an intra-governmental effort to emphasize the importance of parental involvement in education throughout the state and recognizes parents and caregivers as their children s first teachers.. 2011 Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: Events.. April 17, 2013.. -.. ONLINE WEBINAR.. Developing Academic Literacy with English Learners in Grades 6-12.. 1:00- 2:30 pm EST.. Presented by.. Laura Wright, Senior Research Associate, Center for Applied Linguistics.. Lisa Tabaku, Director, PreK-12 ELL Education, Center for Applied Linguistics.. Target Audience:.. Secondary content and ESL teachers and administrators who serve EL students.. Session Description:.. New national standards provide an opportunity to re-conceptualize what literacy and language development mean for ELs in academic contexts.. This session will explain and  ...   and explain multimodal forms of literacy in the context of different content areas.. Identify academic practices promoted by the national standards that are interconnected with academic language.. Describe best practices of instruction for developing academic literacy and language in the content areas.. To register, please click on the link below:.. safeschools.. info/maec-online-sessions.. May 7, 2013 - MAC's 2nd Annual Conference!.. Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners: Equitable Practices for High Achievement.. May 7, 2013 in Baltimore, MD.. Registration Now Open.. !..

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  • Title: The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.
    Descriptive info: THE MID-ATLANTIC EQUITY CENTER.. The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, part of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.. , is one of ten equity assistance centers funded by the U.. The goal of the Center is to ensure that all children have access to equitable education opportunities in order to complete college and succeed in careers.. For more information on The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center see that section of the website.. here..

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