Media Alert: State Superintendent to Discuss New Standards, Achievement Gap

Dr. Lowery To Address SoMIRAC Conference

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: William Reinhard, 410.767.0486

Baltimore, MD (April 1, 2014)

WHO:             Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery

WHAT:          Dr. Lowery will join the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (SoMIRAC) to discuss Maryland’s new College and Career-Ready Standards in Reading/English Language Arts as well as Mathematics, which were implemented Statewide last fall.  She also will discuss Maryland’s efforts to eliminate the achievement gap among racial and special services subgroups.  Those efforts begin with stronger early childhood education, so that our youngest students enter kindergarten ready to learn.

WHEN:          12:30p.m., Wednesday, April 2
WHERE:       Hunt Valley Inn
                       245 Shawan Road
                       Hunt Valley, MD 21031