BLACK AND BROWN COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE
BLACK AND BROWN COALITION ACTIVITY UPDATE
Since the October 15, 2019 Black and Brown Forum for Educational Equity and Excellence, the Coalition has been active in participating in various Montgomery County Board of Education Meetings, including budget meetings advocating for equity and excellence for Brown and Black students in MCPS.
NAACP Parents’ Council of Montgomery County: The Coalition Conversation Continued…
On November 15, the NAACP Montgomery County Parents’ Council held their 24th Annual Parent’s Kick-Off event at Northwest High School in Germantown, MD. More than 800 parents and MCPS teachers and administrators participated in this event. The keynote speaker for the Kick-off was Dr. John King, former Secretary of Education for the Obama Administration, and current CEO of the Education Trust. In his keynote address, Dr. King highlighted the work of the Black and Brown Coalition and re-emphasized the need to address the inequities that exist in MCPS and the impact of those inequities on the Black and Brown students in the affected schools.
MCPS Board of Education Communication
In a letter dated November 21, 2019, the MCPS Board of Education pledged incorporating the Coalition’s four asks into their budget for FY 2021.
KIRWAN COMMISSION UPDATE
Members of the Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence held a conference about the Kirwan Commission Update and how the information can inform the work of the Coalition in advocating for educational equity and excellence for Black and Brown students in MCPS.