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A public forum on Common Core curriculum, hosted by the League of Women Voters Buffalo Niagara, begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Ave.

Participants will discuss the origin of Common Core standards, the relationship between them and federal education policies, implementation of the standards and privacy concerns.

A question-and-answer period will follow.

D’Youville College Professor Mark Garrison, whose focus is on education policy, will deliver a keynote address. Panel members include parents, teachers and a professor of early childhood education.

The forum originally was scheduled for last week, but was canceled because of the weather.

Also this week:

• The Common Council will hold its pre-meeting caucus at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 at City Hall.

• A regular meeting of the Council begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, and is expected to call for an April 1 public hearing regarding the sale of the Market Arcade building to Sinatra Realty. Lawmakers also will consider a lease extension with the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field; an agreement with the operators of Acqua restaurant to run the Hatch restaurant at Erie Basin Marina; and are expected to approve a license for Betty Crockski, a food truck offering Polish food.

A resolution seeking to have city firefighters carry Narcan, a powerful antidote to heroin, also will be discussed. City police officers recently began carrying the drug, to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.

• The Water Board meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Room 502 at City Hall.

• The Council’s Taxi Cab and Livery Ad Hoc Committee meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room 1417.

• A meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 901.

• Buffalo Urban Development Corp.’s Downtown Committee meets at noon Thursday in Room 901.

• “Pathways to Success,” an event where Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Pamela C. Brown will announce her community conversation and listening tour, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Waterfront Elementary School. The free event – open to parents, community partners and leaders – will include information, a continental breakfast and a presentation by Simon T. Bailey, a motivational speaker and author.

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