Student Achievement

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.

 

Recent Activity

School police being used as auxiliary Baltimore police officers?

News article, August 15, 2016

Statement from Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline

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Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid

News article, August 11, 2016

Groups challenges MuniCap analysis

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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

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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

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ACLU supports promising "community schools" strategy

News article, February 11, 2016

Incorporating holistic methods of student and family engagement brings results

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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"Doomsday" budget averted!

News article, May 29, 2012

State legislature restores $128 million in education funding during the May special session.

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Bradford v. Maryland State Board of Education

Legal case, January 23, 2012

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2012 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 11, 2012

Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy

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ACLU, Open Society Institute Ask State Board of Education to Address High Rates of Suspensions

News article, May 25, 2011

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