Media Alert: State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Prince George's County On October 1

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

Baltimore, MD (September 30, 2013)

WHO:  State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
             Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
             Monica Goldson, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Prince George’s Public Schools
             Shannon Landefeld, Master Teacher, Tulip Grove Elementary School

WHAT: The Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland PTA have been holding a series of Regional 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 submit questions about the Standards.  The fourth forum will be in Prince George’s County, with more forums to be scheduled later this fall.

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:    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
                  7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:   D.C. Metro/Southern Maryland Regional Forum
                   Hosted by Prince George’s County Public Schools
                   Charles Herbert Flowers High School           
                    10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
                     Springdale, Maryland 20774