The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) represents

parents, civil rights, & special student population groups. For over 40 years, MEC has advocated for adequate, equitable policies and funding and systematic accountability for the estimated 900,000 students in Maryland’s public schools, regardless of their academic, cultural, economic, geographic, racial or other demographic status. This includes students of color, those identified as lower income, special needs, limited English, homeless,

foster care, Gifted & Talented or within the Juvenile Service systems.

 

We believe a public education is a constitutional right based on Article VIII of the Maryland Constitution, which requires all public school students have equitable access to quality education so each may graduate college- or career-ready. We also believe that education is a civil right supported by federal and state laws or regulations.

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NEW - Maryland Education Coalition (MEC)

Post 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session Briefs and Resources

  • Cover Letter for Post GAM Session Briefs and Resources - CLICK HERE

  • Post GAM Session Briefs and Resources - CLICK HERE

NOTE: The MEC 2021 Briefs and Resources originated from official government sources and highlight major issues and data with links to details addressed by MEC during the 2021 session

COMING SOON - MEC will highlight some next steps, pending issues or concerns that we may address in the future.

The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) advocates for civil rights, health, public education, and safety for all students and their families. During Maryland's 442nd General Assembly Session, we will work to advance legislation in the following areas:

MEC recommended and presented to the 2021 General Assembly eight (8) education related, legislative priorities and each was successfully acted on. Each of them was significantly addressed and approved. Briefly, they were:

  • IMPROVE EQUITY IN POLICY & FUNDING

  • MAINTAIN EXISTING EDUCATION PRIORITIES

  • HOLD DISTRICTS HARMLESS FOR ENROLLMENT LOSS

  • PROGRESSIVE REVENUE LEGISLATION

  • CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

  • PHYSICAL, BEHAVIRORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

  • LEARNING LOSS AND RECOVERY (Impacts all)

  • STATE EDUCATION REGULATIONS/STANDARDS

We've Overridden the Governor's Veto of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future!

The Maryland Education Coalition (MEC) thanks the Maryland General Assembly members who supported the override of the Governor's veto of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.

 

MEC also thanks our many partners, friends, thousands of other educators, parents, students, and community members who worked to make this a success.

 

MEC also thanks the Maryland Congressional Delegation members that supported the federal package of stimulus bills that allowed the General Assembly additional flexibility to more adequately and equitably fund public education, health, and other community services impacted by the pandemic so Maryland can begin to reopen and recover economically, educationally, and physically. The total amount allocated for public education in Maryland is an estimated $3.2 billion! *

 

Please stay tuned for next steps...

Please Email Supportive Lawmakers to say thank you at:  https://linktr.ee/ssmemails

The Maryland State Department of Education will remain vigilant in providing all information regarding the virus as it pertains to the health and safety of students and staff in our schools.

For more information about reopening Maryland's schools, please visit: 

http://marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

Practice Masking, Hand-washing
and Social Distancing.
MEC urges ALL members, partners, friends and
communities to remain Smart, Safe and Healthy.

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Contact MEC!

Email: md.education.coalition@gmail.com

Phone: 240-766-2610

Website: marylandeducationcoalition.org