Media Alert: State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Information Session In Calvert County On November 25

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

Baltimore, MD (November 22, 2013)

WHO:  State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
             Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
             Nancy Highsmith, Interim Superintendent, Calvert County Public Schools
             Steven Van Rees, Master Teacher, Calvert County Public Schools

WHAT:   The Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland PTA have been holding a series of Regional Information Sessions 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 in writing about the Standards.  The Calvert County session is the final one scheduled on the new Standards.

These sessions provide parents and the public-at-large an understanding of Maryland’s new College-Ready and Career-Ready Standards. The 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 after high school graduation.  The Standards form the foundation for Maryland's new State curriculum frameworks, which are being implemented in all Maryland schools this school year.

Monday, November 25, 2013
               7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:   Southern Maryland Common Core Information Session
                    Hosted by Calvert County Public Schools
                    Huntingtown High School
                    4125 N. Solomon’s Island Road
                    Huntingtown, Maryland 20639         
                    (410) 414-7036