Special Edition of Mountain Lake Journal Will Feature a Panel Discussion with Education Commissioner John King
Plattsburgh, NY – 10/31/13 – On November 20th at 7:30 PM, Mountain Lake PBS will film a panel discussion on the Common Core Standards moderated by Thom Hallock, host of Mountain Lake Journal. Panelists will include Education Commissioner John King, a local principal, teacher, parent and superintendent.
Mountain Lake PBS is scheduled to host the second of four public broadcasting forums, in addition to 12 town hall meetings taking place at schools across the state, addressing the controversial implementation of the Common Core Standards in New York State.
In a news release, King said that he wants a “respectful, direct and constructive dialogue with parents. More and smaller discussions will make sure there is a real opportunity for parents to be heard.”
The forum will be devoted primarily to audience questions, which will be selected at random. As there is limited seating in the Mountain Lake PBS studio, those who wish to attend the taping are asked to sign-up online at mountainlake.org/forum. The registration form will be available to the public beginning on November 6th at 10 AM.
The taping of this forum will be streaming live online at mountainlake.org/forum. Those who are not able to attend the in-studio audience are invited to join the conversation by asking questions and making comments while watching the live stream of the taping.
“It is the mission of Mountain Lake PBS to strengthen our community, and education is at the heart of that. This is an important discussion, and well suited to the mission of pubic media,” said Alice Recore, President & CEO of Mountain Lake PBS.
This forum will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Thursday, November 21 at 9 PM, and on Friday, November 22 at 8 PM.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kowalczyk
PHONE: (518) 563-9770 ext 127
*Note to media: Due to the limited amount of seating in the studio, community members and invited guests will be given priority for seats. If there is no additional space in the studio, Mountain Lake PBS will set up a conference room with a closed circuit monitor for any media that would like to attend. If you would like to request dubs of the taping, please let us know in advance.