Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools (EEMS) is an outreach initiative of the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). The mission of EEMS is to promote awareness of equity issues and to provide resources and supports to help ensure excellence in education for all children in Maine schools.
EEMS provides a Maine-based clearinghouse of resources related to equity in K-12 schools. Resources include web links to organizations and teacher materials. In addition, workshops and contract services are available for professional development to support culturally responsive practices for teachers, administrators, and staff; equity audits related to student achievement, program funding, student access to programming, and teacher quality; and consultation with schools and districts regarding the implementation of best practices for equity and excellence.