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Assemblyman David DiPietro, R-East Aurora, will host a State Assembly Minority forum on education in Elma on Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iroquois Middle School, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma.

Topics to be covered include reactions to new Common Core education standards, the effects of the state testing and the approach of classroom teachers. The opinions, ideas and concerns expressed will help the Assembly members address education policy in New York, according to DiPietro’s office.

The Assembly Minority Conference has held similar forums in other communities across the state and has put forth its own plan, including calling for a slowdown to the implementation of the Common Core standards and providing funding for professional development, among other proposals. Its report can be viewed online at bit.ly/educationalcrossroads.