This event is happening in Howard County today: Building Equity: Educational Equity & Housing Affordability – Hosted by Center Maryland. Here is a link to the event on Facebook:

Event details include:

Educational Equity and Housing Affordability should be a top priority in Maryland. Join us as the 10th Secretary of Education under President Obama and President & CEO of the Education Trust, John King, Jr. leads the discussion on the path toward a solution. King will be joined by several distinguished thought leaders including:

• Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr., Pastor at Union Baptist Church
• Sabina Taj, Howard County School Board Member
• Nick Stewart, Former Vice-Chair, Baltimore County School Board
• And more!

Join us as we forge a frank and thoughtful discussion to lead our state forward.


What’s happening with Maryland’s equity and affordability landscape?
“Let’s Talk About It.”

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The event runs from noon to 3:30pm and will be happening at The Meeting House (5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia, Maryland 21045).

Interesting items of note:

  • Current Howard County Board of Education member (Sabina Taj) is on the panel
  • It does cost $20 to attend this event (but you get a box lunch at the event). Noted on the EventBrite link: *Notice: Online Registration Has Closed. On-site Registration Will Be Available.”
  • There have been questions about Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) association to this event and what that means for this event
  • Elevate Maryland will be onsite and conducting a show before the event starts (Episode 68 with former Secretary of Education John B. King)

I hope we all receive some good information after this event is over. I for one am interested in hearing what is discussed.

Scott E