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Alliance for Excellent Education Announces Yearlong Equity Campaign Focused on Nation’s Most Underserved Students

Campaign Asks Organizations and Individuals to Help Make 65th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board More than a One-Day Event

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) announced a yearlong equity campaign to honor the sixty-fifth anniversary of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court case. The campaign, to be launched on May 17, will shine a light on the continuing needs of students—no matter their race, zip code, or background.

“On May 17, public officials will issue statements and organizations will hold events to recognize Brown’s 65th anniversary,” said All4Ed President Deb Delisle in a video announcing the campaign. “These actions will bring much-needed attention to the Brown decision and the additional work needed to ensure that every child has opportunities to succeed. But one-day events are not enough for the students who attend schools with leaky roofs, no heat, and not enough desks for every child. They’re not enough for parents who send their children to these schools every day in hopes of a better tomorrow.”

Beginning on May 17 and continuing every month for a year—All4Ed will share an issue and supplemental materials related to the unfulfilled promise of Brown vs. Board. All4Ed and its partners will highlight current challenges around these issues, as well as the promising solutions that exist to address them.

“Through this campaign, we will collectively focus on meeting the needs of our most underserved students while honoring the intent of the Brown vs. Board decision,” said Delisle. “Be part of our journey—our challenge—our hope—that this landmark case doesn’t fade at midnight on May 17.”

As part of the campaign, All4Ed has created a website at individuals can offer their thoughts about the Brown decision. For example, when they think about Brown vs. Board of Education, which unmet challenge is the most important to them? What gives them hope?

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization committed to improving educational outcomes—and lives—of students, with a focus on those in middle and high school. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and specifically advocate on behalf of all students who are historically underserved or marginalized.