Media Alert: State Superintendent, PTA President To Hold Common Core Information Session In Allegany County On November 14

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

Baltimore, MD (November 12, 2013)

WHO:  State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
             Maryland PTA President Ray Leone
             Dr. David Cox, Superintendent, Allegany County Public Schools
             LeeAnn Zlomek, Master Teacher, Mountain Ridge High School

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 fifth information session will be in Allegany County, with a final session scheduled later this month in Calvert County.

These sessions provide parents 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 frameworks, which are being implemented in all Maryland schools this school year.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
                7:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE:  Allegany and Garrett County Common Core Information Sessions
                  Hosted by Allegany County Public Schools
                  Frostburg State University
                  Compton Science Center, Room 226
                  101 Braddock Road
                  Frostburg, Maryland 21532   
                  (301) 687-4000 (general university number)