The ACLU’s Education Reform Project shapes and informs policy areas that impact teaching, learning, and the ability to provide students with opportunities to succeed in the classroom, working to ensure that hard-won Bradford and Thornton funds are well spent. The ACLU has successfully advocated for pre-Kindergarten programs in public schools, impacted the implementation of Maryland’s High School Assessments, examined teacher quality in Baltimore City, and supported improved school attendance policies. We work with parents, teachers, and school systems to further policies that benefit children at high risk of failure.
School police being used as auxiliary Baltimore police officers?
News article, August 15, 2016
Statement from Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline
Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid
News article, August 11, 2016
Groups challenges MuniCap analysis
Department of Justice findings regarding the Baltimore City Police Department
News article, August 10, 2016
Total lack of supervision and accountability has allowed abuses to flourish unchecked
Citing Governor's Claim of "Declining Revenues," Groups Ask for Transfer of Public Funding from Private to Public Schools
News article, August 5, 2016
Call on Gov to withhold $5 million set aside for private school vouchers as part of FY2017 budget
ACLU supports promising "community schools" strategy
News article, February 11, 2016
Incorporating holistic methods of student and family engagement brings results
Governor Hogan: Reconsider your position and release allocated funds
News article, September 24, 2015
The ACLU of Maryland, Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore Teachers Union, League of Women Voters, Maryland Education Coalition, Maryland Out of School Time Network, Maryland PTA, and Maryland State Education Association sent a letter to Governor Hogan about education funding.
Mayor, Baltimore Schools CEO, Del. McIntosh to join coalition to call for school funding
News article, May 11, 2015
Baltimore Education Coalition to Urge Gov. Hogan to release school funding
Statement of the Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline RE: BCPS Freddie Gray Related Disciplinary Actions
News article, May 7, 2015
The following is a statement from the Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline.
Parents and Students to Deliver Postcards to Governor, Urging Restoration of City School Funding
News article, March 9, 2015
Baltimore City Delegation to Stand with Baltimore Education Coalition
Education Coalition Urges Action for Critical City School Building Repairs
News article, November 10, 2014
BEC urges state to continue regular allocation of capital funding
ACLU of Maryland Executive Director to be Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame
News article, March 20, 2014
Ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis
ACLU of Maryland Announces 2014 Legislative Priorities
News article, January 8, 2014
Issues include taxing and regulating marijuana, stopping local police from enforcing civil immigration detainers, limiting email and cell phone surveillance, and ending the shackling of pregnant women.
New Video Profiles Cutting Edge School Building Renovation
News article, May 31, 2012
Students at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School Inspired by Allied Health Suite
"Doomsday" budget averted!
News article, May 29, 2012
State legislature restores $128 million in education funding during the May special session.
Bradford v. Maryland State Board of Education
Legal case, January 23, 2012
2012 Legislative Priorities
News article, January 11, 2012
Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy
ACLU, Open Society Institute Ask State Board of Education to Address High Rates of Suspensions
News article, May 25, 2011