The state Department of Education is still working out the details of a planned public forum on Common Core in Amherst.
An updated list of community forums posted on the department's website includes eight stops between today and December, but does not include information on a previously announced meeting in Amherst.
The Education Department's communications office said the list will be updated to include the Amherst event once details are finalized. State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. is scheduled to begin the public meetings in Albany this afternoon.
The forums were planned after King caught criticism for canceling an earlier series of public meetings in which he encountered angry shouting from participants during a question-and-answer session on the new Common Core curriculum standards.
-- Denise Jewell Gee