Media Alert: State Superintendent Lowery, PTA President Leone To Hold First Common Core Forum In Talbot County On September 10

For Immediate Release Contact: William Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (September 6, 2013)

WHO: State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
Kelly Griffith, Interim Superintendent of Schools, Talbot County
Katie White, Master Teacher, Easton Elementary School

WHAT: The Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland PTA have scheduled a series of Regional Back to School Public Forums on the Common Core State Standards, providing an opportunity to meet and hear remarks from State Superintendent Lowery, PTA President Leone, and others. The audience will have a chance to discuss and ask questions about the Standards. The first Regional Back to School Forum will be on the Eastern Shore.

These Forums are intended to provide parents and the public-at-large an understanding of the Common Core initiative. These Standards establish a rigorous set of shared goals and expectations for what students should understand and be able to do in grades K-12 in order to be prepared for success in college and the workplace. The Common Core State Standards form the foundation for Maryland's new State curriculum, which is being implemented in all Maryland schools this school year.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE: Eastern Shore Forum    Hosted by Talbot Count Public Schools
Easton High School
Media Center
723 Mecklenberg Avenue
Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-4180