City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #14-09-09
Free educational event featuring expert speakers
Contact: Public Information Office, 949-724-6077, email@example.com
IRVINE, CA (September 9, 2014): The Irvine community is invited to attend the Mayor’s Education Forum on the Common Core State Standards on Wednesday, October 8 from 6-8 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.
This event features a panel of experts from Irvine Unified School District, Tustin Unified School District and University of California, Irvine, who will discuss the newly implemented Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.
Presentation topics include:
· What are the standards and how are they being implemented?
· How were the standards developed?
· How has teaching and learning changed in the classroom and how can parents support learning?
· How is standardized testing different under the Common Core?
· How are teachers being trained on the Common Core?
Panelists will answer questions submitted in advance of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions not addressed during the forum will be answered and posted online atcityofrivine.org/spcyf no later than November 26, 2014.
Admission is free. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register online, visitirvinequickreg.org, (class number 149987) or call 949-724-6610.
For additional program information, call 949-724-6680.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.