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Advocate for school discipline policies that fairly, equitably, and appropriately respond to student behavior and foster positive school climate.

It is imperative that schools throughout Maryland engender positive school climate and adopt discipline policies and practices that that fairly, appropriately, and equitably respond to student behaviors, rather than exclude children from school and criminalize minor incidents. Schools must implement…

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, low…

Advocate for full funding of public education through the state budget and legislative process. Secure an increase and equitable funding for Maryland schools by participating in multi-faceted advocacy efforts.

Advocates for Children and Youth will oppose cuts to public education and advocate for adequate education funding for schools and students across Maryland. Updates: HB453 & HB1343/SB706 - Maryland Education Credit HB1213 - Broadening Options and Opportunity for Students and Teachers (BOOST)…

Advance Pre-K expansion

HB297/SB332 – Pre-Kindergarten Expansion Act of 2014 Expands the Preschool for All pilot program eligibility from 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 300% FPL. The bills also require the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to including universal…