August proclaimed Academic Preparation Month in Wicomico County

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – A recent proclamation by the Wicomico County Council recognizes August as Academic Preparation Month.

The Wicomico County NAACP Branch #7028 spearheaded the initiative, as we’re told the organization always had a focus on education.

Interim President Monica Brooks says moves like this are more important now than ever especially as the pandemic created a learning gap for many students and the current teacher shortage has impacted schools across Maryland.

Brooks says the focus now is on bringing more educational resources to the area to increase graduation rates and set youth up for a brighter future. “We need more tutoring. We don’t want our children to not be in a place where they can function, be productive in society, and be successful in society,” Brooks said.

“We’re looking for our funding to really be sufficient so that every child has every education opportunity possible.”

The chapter invites all to attend their upcoming meeting later this month on Tuesday, August 27th.

Micah Staffuer, the new Superintendent of Wicomico County Public Schools, will be the guest speaker.

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