Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan to Address Eastern Shore October 8th

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The future of Maryland’s Public Education System

September 23, 2019 – Salisbury, Md. – The future of Maryland’s public education system will be addressed at a public event on October 8th. Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, Chair of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education will be speaking at the Wor-Wic Community College Guerrieri Hall Auditorium from 6 -7:30 pm. The event will highlight significant education policies and funding reform affecting Maryland schools.

In 2016, the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Hogan established the Kirwan Commission to review and recommend any changes needed for the current public education funding formulas (known as Thornton Formulas). In addition, the Commission is tasked with making policy recommendations will enable Maryland’s K-12 public schools to perform at the level of one of the best preforming systems in the world.

William E. “Brit” Kirwan retired as the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland in 2015, a position he held since 2002.  Dr. Kirwan also served as President of the University of Maryland from 1989-1998, after teaching at the university for 34 years.  He was President of the Ohio State University from 1998-2002.

Event Information:

The Future of Maryland’s Public Education System: A face to face with Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan, Chair of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education.

When: Tuesday October 8th, 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Wor-Wic Community College, Guerrieri Hall Auditorium, 32000 Campus Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804

The event is being sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Greater Salisbury Committee, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, Salisbury University, Somerset County Public Schools, Wicomico County Public Schools, and Wor-Wic Community College, Worcester County Public Schools.

For additional event information visit http://bit.ly/KirwanES or contact Heather Mahler at hmahler@cfes.org.

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