Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R-Black River) is host of a forum today on the Common Core educational standards that have received so much attention – and criticism – across the North Country and the state.
Also present at the forum, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lowville Academy, will be Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R,C,I-Newport) and other Assembly Republican education leaders.
Blankenbsuh represents DeKalb, Gouverneur, Hermon, Russell, Edwards, Fowler and Pitcairn in St. Lawrence County, all of Lewis County, and parts of Jefferson and Oneida counties.
Butler represents Madrid, Norfolk, Stockholm, Parishville, Pierrepont, Clare, Colton, Clifton, and Fine in St. Lawrence County, and Hamilton, Herkimer and Fulton counties, and part of Oneida County.
Participants will also include local education experts, educators and parents to discuss the implementation of curriculum based on the Common Core standards and other relevant educational topics.