Media Alert: State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Forum In Washington County On September 16

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

Baltimore, MD (September 13, 2013)

WHO:  State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
             Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
             Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools, Washington County
             Jennifer Bausman, Master Teacher, Washington County Public Schools

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 second Regional Back to School Forum will be in Washington 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:    Monday, September 16, 2013
                  7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:   Western Regional Forum
                   Hosted by Washington County Public Schools
                   South Hagerstown High School        
                   1101 South Potomac Street
                    Hagerstown, MD 21740