Maryland law makes school boards responsible for the creation of educational policies designed "to provide quality education and equal educational opportunity for all children." 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 the "Leading for Educational Equity Through School Board Governance" workbook, a key resource for board members in this increasingly important area.
While this timely 48-page workbook is written with Maryland's 24 boards of education in mind, the Leading for Educational Equity Through School Board Governance workbook nonetheless may potentially apply to any school board -- in or outside of Maryland -- charged with developing effective educational equity policies for its school system or district.
For additional information, please contact MABE Director of Legal & Policy Services Debra Yerg Daniel at Ph: 800-841-8197.
MABE's Leading for Educational Equity Through School Board Governance project relies on generous support from MABE strategic partner Newsela, known for its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging which is echoed in their mission of meaningful classroom learning for EVERY student.