What is AAEEBB?
Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys is an initiative dedicated to developing and implementing a set of evidence-based recommendations and strategies to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for Black boys in Maryland’s schools. The initiative focuses on three key areas:
Social-Emotional and Behavioral Supports
Recruiting and Training Skilled Competent Teachers and Administrators
Curricula and Instruction
Currently, there are 14 pilot schools, throughout the State of Maryland, that are part of this initiative. Pilot schools meet regularly with the AAEEBB Advisory Council for support and ideas. Pilot schools are responsible for the implementation of recommendations found in the report developed by the Task Force on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys. Pilot schools participate in professional development opportunities, book studies, and speaker series that support the implementation of AAEEBB programming within their schools.
Recap of the AAEEBB Summit
The 2nd Annual AAEEBB Summit was held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
The summit supports education community members in transforming the culture of their schools to better understand and serve the needs of Black boys. The conference provided attendees with professional learning on research-based strategies and best practices for improving outcomes for Black male students in Maryland’s schools.
Advisory Council Members
Supervisor of Equitable Access, Opportunity,
and Out of School Time Programs
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
Supervisor, Alternate Programs
Caroline County Public Schools
Vermelle Greene, Ph.D.
Maryland State Board of Education
Executive Director, Equity & Cultural Proficiency,
Baltimore County Public Schools
Theo Holt, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Achieving the Promise Academy
Daryl Howard, Ph.D., Chairperson
Equity Instructional Specialist
Montgomery County Public Schools
Andrea Kane, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Razia Kosi, EdD, LCSW-C
Coordinator, Culturally Responsive Practices
Howard County Public Schools
Sylvia A. Lawson, Ph.D.
Deputy State Superintendent for Organizational Effectiveness
Jason Ray, JD
Prince George's County Public Schools
Charles County Public Schools
Supervisor of Equity and School Improvement
Calvert County Public Schools