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Loyola to co-host forum on Common Core Standards

August 21, 2014 | By Stephanie Weaver

Leading education experts will gather at Loyola University Maryland on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for “The Cure for the Common Core,” the eighth event in the Baltimore Curriculum Project’s Leading Minds series.

The forum, co-hosted by the Baltimore Curriculum Project and Loyola’s School of Education, will explore why teaching content knowledge is important, how to teach it, and the critical relationship between teaching content knowledge and the new Common Core State Standards..

The event will be held in McGuire Hall on Loyola’s Evergreen campus from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A pre-event reception will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Panelists will include Lisa Hanel, Ed.D., director of communications, The Core Knowledge Foundation; Robert Pondiscio, senior fellow and vice president for external affairs, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute; and Marcy Stein, Ph.D., professor in the University of Washington Tacoma Education Program. Rachel Mazyck, Ph.D., president of Collegiate Directions, will serve as moderator.

Leading Minds is an ongoing series of events designed to engage local public education stakeholders in discussion of controversial topics that relate directly to improving k-12 education.

The forum is free and open to the public, however registration is required. To register, visit corecure.eventbrite.com or email bcpinfo@baltimorecp.org. For more information, call Larry Schugam at 410-675-7000, or visit www.baltimorecp.org/leadingminds.

About the Baltimore Curriculum Project:

The Baltimore Curriculum Project is a non-profit organization in East Baltimore that empowers four neighborhood charter schools with the tools they need to help every child succeed. Its mission is to develop, implement, and advocate for an innovative, sustainable, and replicable education model that improves student outcomes.

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