Mission: The NAACP education committee works to ensure that all disadvantaged students and students of color are on the path to college or a successful career by ensuring access to great teaching, equitable resources, and a challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.
The Education Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (Equity Corner)
Meeting Dates 2021:
(Members will be notified of date changes)
Education Committee of the national board, in concert with education chairs and leaders from across the Association, have settled upon a four-prong strategy to improve educational achievement for disadvantaged students:
Our work includes advancing solutions to decrease racial and socioeconomic gaps in education, promoting inclusion for all students, and improving learning conditions to ensure health, safety, and success. We work to increase resource equity for the neediest children, ensure college & career readiness, improve teaching, improve discipline and Curriculum and Instruction.
Every child should have access to high-quality public education. St. Mary’s County NAACP focuses on educational equity and we are committed to oversight to ensure that St. Mary’s County Board of Education and St. Mary’s County Public Schools are successfully implementing the Educational Equity Policy COMAR 13A.06. This includes ensuring that all students, regardless of their individual characteristics, have equitable access to and benefit from high-quality instruction as well as social and emotional resources and support. And to ensure that an equity lens is applied to reviewing policies, regulations, and procedures. This lens is also applied to resources, programs, practices, decision-making, and/or actions that will impact our students.
Advocate for the development and implementation of policies, regulations and practices that secure equity in education and eliminate race-based discrimination to ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Work collaboratively with community partners to fulfill the mission.
Co-facilitate quarterly meetings with the Superintendent of St. Mary’s County Public Schools(SMCPS), Board of Education Representatives, SMCPS staff and community partners.
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Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Check out the full list of Scholarships.
Did you know there are grants or scholarships available to you that can cover the cost of classes in the 2019/2020 year or even pay off your current student debt faster?
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