BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A coalition of Baltimore education advocacy groups will hold a forum on public education with some of the candidates for governor next week.
The Fund for Educational Excellence, Baltimoreans for Educational Equity and other organizations will host and moderate the June 21 forum, discussing topics such as safety, transportation, school boards, healthcare and the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland Schools.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Tornado Warning Issued For Anne Arundel County
As of Thursday, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, former U.S. Education Secretary John King and former Obama administration official Ashwani Jain have confirmed their participation, organizers said.
Other host groups include the Baltimore Teachers Union, Baltimore Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, Healing City Baltimore, Organizing Black, Baltimore City Public Schools, Parents & Community Advisory Board, Students Organizing a Multicultural and Open Society (SOMOS), Strong Schools Maryland, and Teachers’ Democracy Project.READ MORE: State Reveals New Home Loan Products To Help Marylanders Buy New Homes
The forum will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Millers Court Office Building at 2601 N. Howard St., in Baltimore.MORE NEWS: Pasadena Woman, 63, Dies After Hit-And-Run Boating Crash On Magothy River
Maryland’s primary election is scheduled for July 19.