Md. School Leaders to Discuss Education Reform in Towson

Apr 21, 2014

The Maryland Public Policy Institute and its partners will host a nonpartisan, and wide-ranging forum on public education reform May 15 at Towson University.  Moderated by WJZ-TV’s Mary Bubala, the panel will feature some of Maryland’s most respected education leaders, including Dr. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools, former Maryland Schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Jason Botel, founder of KIPP Baltimore and executive director of MarylandCAN, Nina Rees of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation.

Members of the press and the public are encouraged to attend.  Topics discussed will include the hotly debated Common Core State Standards Initiative, universal pre-kindergarten, and the role of charter schools in Maryland. Learn more by visiting  

WHO:         S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., Superintendent of Baltimore County Schools

                  Nancy S. Grasmick, Ph.D., former Superintendent of Maryland Schools

                  Jason Botel, founder of KIPP Baltimore; executive director of MarylandCAN

                  Nina Rees, president & CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

                  Lindsey Burke, Will Skillman Fellow in Education, Heritage Foundation.

                  Mary Bubala, Anchor, WJZ-TV Ch. 13-Baltimore (Moderator)

 WHAT:     Forum on public education reform

                 Topics include: Common Core, universal pre-kindergarten, and charter schools.

 WHEN:    Thursday, May 15, 2014
                 6:00 Reception
                 7:00 Program

WHERE:   Towson University
                 West Village Commons Ballroom
                  8000 York Road
                  Towson, Maryland 21252

This forum is generously sponsored by the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, without whom this important public education event would not be possible.