- Ensuring that all school districts, but especially those serving high percentages of students of color, get their full amount of their funding target
- Recruiting and retaining culturally representative preK-12 educators
- Providing explicit training on racial, linguistic, and culturally responsive pedagogy and practice, and social justice training for teachers and administrators
- Identifying and implementing culturally specific pedagogy, curriculum investments, and assessments at all grade levels
- Collaborating with culturally specific community-based organizations to provide wraparound services, youth mentoring, and other supports
- Providing culturally responsive counseling and career services to increase graduation rates
- Increasing the amount of culturally specific information, supports, and services available for newly-arrived immigrants, and increase partnerships with community-based programs to promote and encourage parent engagement
Closing racial gaps is urgent, and race equity must be a key priority in our discussions about changes to Maryland’s education system. Take action: Tell the “Kirwan” Commission you support strong and effective recommendations to further race equity.