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Thursday, December 4, 2008
GOV. RITTER'S P-20 EDUCATION COUNCIL PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS TOMORROW
Gov.Bill Ritter's P-20 Education Coordinating Council will hold its final meeting of the year on Friday, presenting the governor with its 2008 education-reform recommendations for possible consideration in the upcoming legislative session.
The P-20 Council's four subcommittees will present recommendations that focus on:
·Improving the use of data;
·Improving the preparation of classroom teachers;
·Reducing high school dropout rates; and
·Strengthening post-high-school and workforce-ready educational opportunities for students.
Friday's meeting is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m. at theCommunity CollegeofAurora, Rotunda Room in theStudentCenter,16000 E. Centre Tech Parkway,Aurora. The agenda:
10 to 10:05 a.m. Welcome
P-20 Co-chair Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien
10:05 to 10:10 a.m. Host Welcome
Dr. Linda Bowman, President,Community CollegeofAurora
10:10 to 10:40 a.m. Presentation ofRecommendations
Matt Gianneschi, Senior Policy Analyst
Elliott Asp, Chair, Data and Accountability Subcommittee
Eugene Sheehan, Chair, Educator Subcommittee
Joe Garcia, Chair, Prep and Transitions Subcommittee
Zack Neumeyer, Co-Chair, Systems Transformation Subcommittee
10:40 to 11 a.m. Voting
Lt. Gov. O'Brien
11 to 11:10 a.m.Remarks from Co-chairs and Public Comment
Joe Garcia, President, CSU-Pueblo
Michael Gass, CEO, United LaunchAlliance
11:10 to 11:30 a.m.Closing Remarks
Gov. Ritter and the P-20 Council co-chairs will be available to speak with reporters after the meeting.
Gov. Ritter established the P-20 Council in 2007 to create a seamless education system from pre-school to grad-school that provides Colorado students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a 21st century economy. Visit theP-20 Education Council's websitefor more details.