Home > 2016 > January ( > Page 2)

Collaborate with the Maryland State Department and Board of Education to develop and adopt discipline policies and practices that are progressive, restorative, and equitable, and are designed to keep kids in school and on track to graduate

With Advocates for Children and Youth’s support, the Maryland State Board of Education adopted school discipline regulations designed to reduce suspensions, eliminate disparities in discipline, and keep kids in school.  Advocates for Children and Youth is working with the State...

Partner with state agencies, connector entities, and community-based organizations to help ensure that former foster youth understand the process of maintaining or obtaining Medicaid coverage up to age 26

Despite creative efforts to engage and educate former foster youth about their new coverage option, barriers remain with respect to obtaining and retaining coverage which include: 1) The enrollment system does not recognize former foster youth as such–many former foster...

Support legislation to establish a Commission that will revise the current education funding formula to ensure adequate and equitable funding statewide, so that all students may have the opportunity to achieve academically.

This Commission will support the work Advocates for Children and Youth is doing to ensure that the funding formula provides adequate resources to school districts so that all students, especially those with special needs, such as students with disabilities,...