Maryland law makes school boards responsible for the creation of educational policies designed “to provide quality education and equal educational opportunity for all children,” and boards also are directed to seek ways to “promote the interests of the schools” within their systems.
This, combined with how educational equity is an established priority of the Maryland State Board of Education, led MABE’s Educational Equity Committee to create its Leading for Educational Equity Through School Board Governance workbook, designed for school board members and related education stakeholders. While the workbook is written with Maryland’s 24 boards of education in mind, it potentially may apply to any board charged with this important focus, whether in or outside of Maryland.
Our sincere thanks go out to our educational equity project’s strategic partner, Newsela, known for its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
We invite you to read more about the Educational Equity Through School Board Governance workbook.