Category: Education

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The WISE LGBTQ+ Rights Huddle is advocating for the implementation of an Anne Arundel County Public Schools policy that will provide better protections for LGBTQ+ students, including a specific anti-bullying policy, required training for teachers and staff, and improved resources for students.To show the…

Connecting the Dots: Remembrance and Reconciliation Project and EJI announce a scholarship essay contest for 2018-2019 AACPS 9th-12th graders

RACIAL JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST The Equal Justice Initiative in partnership with the Connecting the Dots: Remembrance and Reconciliation Project is pleased to announce a scholarship contest open to 9th – 12th grade students attending high school in Anne Arundel County, where prizes totaling at…

SCHOOL SYSTEM TO HOST SECOND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT ACCEPTANCE AND INCLUSION

As part of an ongoing effort to continue the dialogue and work toward creating climates free of hate and bigotry, Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host its second community meeting at Central Middle School later this month. As was the case at the…

Rally THIS Saturday in Annapolis at 11 for mental health awareness, funding and reducing the stigma – Our Minds Matter!

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713766622102376/?ti=icl Following Rally, there will be a workshop from 1-2. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/919005778456686/?ti=icl

Please ask Governor Hogan to sign Education Reform Funding legislation.

Ask Governor Hogan to Sign Education Reform Funding Legislation Action:  Please take 1 minute to send this email to Governor Hogan asking him to sign SB1030 (Kirwan education legislation), to release funds for the next school year (which has discretion to withhold if he…

AACo Budget Open Letters

WISE would like to thank the County Executive for providing the opportunity for citizen input into the 2020 budget and urge him to be bold as he finalizes his proposal. WISE has organized as Mr. Pittman has challenged all residents. Will it make a…

Visit the County Executive’s budget planner, please.

County Executive Pittman’s budget tool is posted on the AA Co web site and  is not only great for figuring out the impacts of different spending and revenue options, it’s got the ability to Submit your preferred combination. The Capital reported last week that…

Please call to support Maryland students! This is crucial!

From Strong Schools Maryland: Our battle for a world-class education continues and your voice matters to get us to our shared goal. A lot has taken place in the last two weeks and there are still opportunities to influence the final outcome. The House…

Private schools should not receive public money and discrimination against people! Please call!

BILL THAT NEEDS TO GET A HEARING: The following bill did not get a veto-proof majority in the House, and needs to get a hearing established in the Senate.  Please note that the bill number is a House bill numbers because these are the…

Tell Legilsators to fully fund Kirwan! Maryland needs an excellent education system!

From Maryland ACLU: The time is now to fight to ensure that the initial down payment on the Kirwan public education plan does not get eroded. Tell your state legislators children can’t wait any longer! Fully fund the Kirwan “Blueprint” bill in the budget….