Educators across the state are doing A+ work on every front under the most stressful conditions—maintaining continuity of learning while helping students deal with the traumas of social isolation, the financial struggles of their families, and pervasive social and racial injustices. For these reasons and many more, we need to come together to fight for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
MSEA is addressing these crises in part through two grant programs for members to focus on racial social justice issues. Black Lives Matter at School grants were recently awarded and applications for Human and Civil Rights grants to help address systemic racism or support lessons or events that promote racial justice work close January 31.
Inspiration has come from researching other schools’ programs, brainstorming together, and reading Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning.
Submitted: Jun 11, 2021