Secretary Lowery to Speak on Federal Policy in Education

The Center for American Progress is hosting a free panel discussion of the federal-state education relationship this Friday, June 13, 2014 at 10:00am at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005. The event is titled Reimagining the Federal-State Relationship in Education.

Lillian M. Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland State Department of Education will be one of the panelists discussing the role federal policy should play in how states manage their schools.

As described by the Center for American Progress,

Whether it is about education standards, testing, or school interventions, the current public conversation wrestles with fundamental questions about the role of the federal government in schools. Some argue that any federal involvement, particularly related to what students should learn, takes away local communities’ control over their children’s education. Others, such as the Center for American Progress, argue that without some federal intervention and financial resources, local communities will not be able to close achievement gaps and ensure equal opportunity for all students.

The event will also be televised on the internet.  For more information, and to RSVP, see the Center for American Progress.