JULY 17, 2015

CONTACTS: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524/ Tim Zink, 410-962-4436




Cardin to Host Roundtable on Educational Excellence with Local School Superintendents and State Officials

Monday, July 20 at 10:30 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will host an education roundtable in Baltimore just days after the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act, reauthorizing federal elementary and secondary education programs and funding. The discussion will include ways to better promote excellence in public school systems throughout Maryland. Senator Cardin will be joined by local superintendents and state education officials in a conversation on the progressive national reforms he has supported. Senator Cardin also will invite suggestions from Maryland’s education leaders on other innovative ways to improve the educational experience for America’s students, ensuring that all children receive the high-quality education they deserve. 

“I strongly believe that public education is America’s great equalizer, and that providing access to a high-quality education is one of the most important priorities of government,” said Senator Cardin. “I’ll be joined Monday by officials and administrators with first-person perspectives on our public educational system’s strengths and weaknesses, and I look forward to hearing from them about ways we can better serve an even greater number of students.”

WHAT:          Roundtable on Promoting Excellence in Education

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Local School Superintendents

                        State Education Officials                       

WHEN:          Monday, July 20 at 10:30 AM

WHERE:        Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD

HOW:            MEDIA please RSVP to Sue Walitsky,