Media Alert: State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Baltimore County On September 19

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

Baltimore, MD (September 17, 2013)

WHO:  State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
             Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
             Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Schools, Baltimore County
             Melanie Coates, Master Teacher, Catonsville High 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 third Regional Back to School Forum will be in Baltimore County.

These Forums provide parent 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:    Thursday, September 19, 2013
                  7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:   Baltimore Regional Forum
                   Hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools
                   Ridge Ruxton School   
                   6916 Charles Street
                   Baltimore, MD 21204
                    (301) 887-3594