Follow the Money
- Lawrence Public Schools, KS - 2018 - $1,693 for Reimbursement for Trainers Accommodations to Present to Administrators on Equity Issues Download
- Lawrence Public Schools, KS - 2019 - $2,215.95 for Reimbursement for Trainers Download
- Lawrence Public Schools, KS - 2019 - $680 for 4 Registrations for Leaders Institute Download
What is the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center?
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP) is one of four regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. According to their webiste, “The MAP Center provides technical assistance and training, upon request, in the areas of race, sex, national origin, and religion to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable educational opportunities and work in the areas of civil rights, equity, and school reform. The Center serves 13 State Educational Agencies, 7,025 Public School Districts, and 11,249,050 Public School Students.”
What services does the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center offer?
Its core activity includes:
- “Promote equity by addressing needs of historically underserved students, including students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.”
- “Address the disproportionate representation of minority students in special, gifted, and advanced placement (AP) programs as well as STEM education.”
- “Support, develop, and disseminate effective approaches to school dropout prevention and reentry.”
- “Support districts transitioning to unitary status in desegregation cases.”
What K-12 work has Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center done?
Lawrence Public Schools
On a webpage, titled “Educational Equity & Excellence,” Lawrence Public Schools wrote, “In recent years, the district has partnered with the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center). It provides technical assistance and training to public school districts to promote equitable educational opportunities and work in the areas of civil rights, equity, and school reform.”