Past Events
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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Challenges and Possibilities for Education in Maryland.

On April 5, 2017, the Maryland Equity Project hosted a panel discussion to explore the implication of ESSA for education in Maryland. Panelists included Sean Conley, Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, Janet Wilson, Associate Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools; Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education & Outreach, University System of Maryland; Campbell Scribner, Assistant Professor, UMD College of Education; and Jessica Cardichon, Director Federal Policy, Learning Policy Institute, DC.


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The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood. (The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood.

Professor Karl Alexander, the author of the The Long Shadow, discuses his research on social mobility in Baltimore and the intersection of race and socio-economic status.



Policy Briefing: What are the Policy Implications for Maryland (House Office Building, Room 170, Annapolis, February 4, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

On February 4, 2015, the Maryland Equity Project hosted a briefing on the challenges of designing effective K-12 online education policy in Maryland. June Ahn, professor and fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, Bradley Quarles and Austin Beck presented. At this briefing, the Maryland Equity Project released a new policy brief on K-12 online education policy in Maryland..

Go here for a copy of the policy brief.



A Counterfactual Analysis of Racial and Neighborhood Differences in Year-Round and Nine-Month Schools (November 21, 2014, Benjamin Building, Room 2121, University of Maryland, College Park, 1:30 -3:00 p.m.)

Dr. Odis Johnson’s research explores neighborhood influences on racial differences in children’s achievement. In this seminar, Dr. Johnson presented findings from a study comparing children who attend year-round schools to those in 9-month schools.



Sustaining High-Impact School-Community Partnerships: Where Do We Go from Here? (November 20, 2014, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, MD, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.)

On November 20, 2014, the Maryland Equity Project, Family League of Baltimore, Morgan State University, and the Coalition for Community Schools/IEL hosted an institute that examined effective models, strategies, and policies for developing and strengthening school community partnerships in Maryland. Featured speakers included David Hornbeck, former Maryland State Superintendent, Kristina Kyles, Assistant State Superintendent for Maryland, and Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.



Moving from Vicious to Virtuous Cycles: Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education? (October 17, 2014, Benjamin Building, Room 2121, University of Maryland, College Park, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

MJ Bishop is inaugural director of the University System of Maryland’s Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance and promote USM's position as a national leader in higher education academic innovations. The Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates findings, offers professional development opportunities for institutional faculty and administrators, and supports the 12 public institutions that are part of the system as they continue to expand innovative academic practices.



Panel Discussion: Academic Transformations: Redesigning College Remedial Courses to Achieve Equity (University of Maryland, College Park, May 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

On May 16, 2014, the University System of Maryland and the Maryland Equity Project held a panel discussion on Academic Transformations: Redesigning College Remedial Courses to Achieve Equity. Daniel Klasik, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maryland Equity Project and Erin Knepler, Researcher and P-20 Program Director, University System of Maryland presented. Panelists included Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Jennifer Hearn, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and Brad Phillips, Director of Research, Maryland Association of Community Colleges.

Go here for a copy of the policy brief.



Policy Briefing: The Steps to College Enrollment (Lowe House Office Building, Room 145, Annapolis, January 22, 2014, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

On January 22nd, 2014, the Maryland Equity Project held a briefing on the steps to college enrollment and a discussion of the policy implications for improving access to college in Maryland. Daniel Klasik, a postdoctoral fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, presented. The Maryland Equity Project also released a data brief on graduation rates across Maryland school systems.

Go here for a copy of the policy brief, data brief, and technical appendix.



Maryland Equity Project Launch (University of Maryland, College Park, November 12, 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

On November 12, 2013, the College of Education and Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership launched the Maryland Equity Project, a research and policy center dedicated to using research to improve education in Maryland. Daniel Klasik, Stanford University post doctorial fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, presented on the obstacles to college enrollment and the implications for improving access to college in Maryland. Discussants included Julie Park, University of Maryland, Andrew Nichols, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and Ed M. Pacchetti, U.S. Department of Education.

For a copy of the policy brief, The College Application Gauntlet: The Obstacles Presented by the Steps to College Enrollment, go to: http://mdequity.org/Research/College/klasik_obstaclestocollegeenrollment_20131.pdf