Past Events

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
When:  May 2, 2018, 4:15pm
Where:  School of Architecture
In The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein debunks the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He lives in California, where is a Fellow of the Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley. This event was sponsored by The Maryland Equity Project, The College of Education, and The Urban Studies and Planning Program, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Change & Innovation in Teacher Preparation: A Briefing to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs Committee. policy event group photo
When:  February 14, 2018, 1:00pm
Where:  Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD
The Maryland Equity Project presented a briefing on innovations in teacher preparation to the Maryland Senate Education, Health, & Environmental Affairs Committee.  The briefing addressed some of the ways that universities are changing teacher preparation programs to meet the needs of today’s schools to create relevant, engaging, innovative and high quality programs.  Panelist included Imani Dominique Goffney, Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Maryland, Incorporating Research-based Practices into Teacher Preparation; Daniel M. Levin, Assistant Clinical Professor & Middle School Programs Coordinator, College of Education, University of Maryland, Connecting Technology to Scholarship on Preparing Teachers to Practice; Drew S. Fagan, Assistant Clinical Professor & TESOL Program Coordinator, College of Education, University of Maryland, Partnerships with Districts: Innovations to Address Changing Student Demographics; and Gail L. Sunderman, Research Scientist & Director of the Maryland Equity Project, College of Education, University of Maryland.

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Challenges and Possibilities for Education in Maryland. ESSA Panel
When:  April 5, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park
The Maryland Equity Project hosted a panel discussion to explore the implication of ESSA for education in Maryland. Panelists included Sean Conley, Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, Janet Wilson, Associate Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools; Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Education & Outreach, University System of Maryland; Campbell Scribner, Assistant Professor, UMD College of Education; and Jessica Cardichon, Director Federal Policy, Learning Policy Institute, DC.

 

The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood.
When:  November 12, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park
Professor Karl Alexander
, the author of the The Long Shadow, discused his research on social mobility in Baltimore and the intersection of race and socio-economic status.

Policy Briefing: K-12 Online Education: What are the Policy Implications for Maryland. 
When:  February 4, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, Maryland

On February 4, 2015, the Maryland Equity Project hosted a policy briefing in Annapolis on the challenges of designing effective K-12 online education policy in Maryland. June Ahn, professor and fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, Bradley Quarles and Austin Beck presented. At this briefing, the Maryland Equity Project released a new policy brief on K-12 online education policy in Maryland.
Go here for a copy of the policy brief.

A Counterfactual Analysis of Racial and Neighborhood Differences in Year-Round and Nine-Month Schools.
When:  November 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Odis Johnson’s
research explores neighborhood influences on racial differences in children’s achievement. In this seminar, Dr. Johnson presented findings from a study comparing children who attend year-round schools to those in 9-month schools.

Sustaining High-Impact School-Community Partnerships: Where Do We Go from Here?
When:  November 20, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

The Maryland Equity Project, in collaboration with the Family League of Baltimore, Morgan State University, and the Coalition for Community Schools/IEL hosted an institute that examined effective models, strategies, and policies for developing and strengthening school community partnerships in Maryland. Featured speakers included David Hornbeck, former Maryland State Superintendent, Kristina Kyles, Assistant State Superintendent for Maryland, and Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools.

Moving from Vicious to Virtuous Cycles: Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education?
When:  October 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park
MJ Bishop
is inaugural director of the University System of Maryland’s Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance and promote USM's position as a national leader in higher education academic innovations. The Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates findings, offers professional development opportunities for institutional faculty and administrators, and supports the 12 public institutions that are part of the system as they continue to expand innovative academic practices.

Panel Discussion: Academic Transformations: Redesigning College Remedial Courses to Achieve Equity. 
When:  May 16, 2016, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park

The University System of Maryland and the Maryland Equity Project held a panel discussion on Academic Transformations: Redesigning College Remedial Courses to Achieve Equity. Daniel Klasik, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maryland Equity Project and Erin Knepler, Researcher and P-20 Program Director, University System of Maryland presented. Panelists included Michelle Asha Cooper, President, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Jennifer Hearn, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and Brad Phillips, Director of Research, Maryland Association of Community Colleges.
Go here for a copy of the policy brief.

Policy Briefing: The Steps to College Enrollment.  
When:  January 22, 2014, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, Maryland

On January 22nd, 2014, the Maryland Equity Project held a policy briefing in Annapolis on the steps to college enrollment and faciliated a discussion of the policy implications for improving access to college in Maryland. Daniel Klasik, a postdoctoral fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, presented. The Maryland Equity Project also released a data brief on graduation rates across Maryland school systems.
Go here for a copy of the policy brief, data brief, and technical appendix.

Maryland Equity Project Launch: The College Application Gauntlet: The Obstacles Presented by the Steps to College Enrollment.
When: November 12, 2013, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where:  University of Maryland, College Park

On November 12, 2013, the College of Education and Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership launched the Maryland Equity Project, a research and policy center dedicated to using research to improve education in Maryland. Daniel Klasik, Stanford University post doctorial fellow with the Maryland Equity Project, presented on the obstacles to college enrollment and the implications for improving access to college in Maryland. Discussants included Julie Park, University of Maryland, Andrew Nichols, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and Ed M. Pacchetti, U.S. Department of Education.

For a copy of the policy brief, The College Application Gauntlet: The Obstacles Presented by the Steps to College Enrollment, go to: http://mdequity.org/Research/College/klasik_obstaclestocollegeenrollment_20131.pdf