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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
GOV. RITTER TO HOST EDUCATION FORUM IN COLO. SPGS. ON THURSDAY
Gov. Ritter will be hosting an education forum in Colorado Springs on Thursday, focusing on the importance of higher-education to Colorado's future and his Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids reform proposal.
The forum is open to the public and will include participation from higher-ed and K-12 students, teachers and administrators.
WHEN:9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2008
WHERE:UniversityofColoradoatColoradoSprings, The Lodge, 1420AustinBluffs Parkway
About Gov. Ritter's plans for higher education: Gov. Ritter strongly believes that higher education holds the key toColorado's economic future. However,Coloradocurrently ranks 49thin the nation in higher-ed funding. From 2001 to 2006, no other state cut higher-ed funding more thanColorado. ImprovingColorado's commitment to higher education is one of Gov. Ritter's top priorities and he has made a number of strategic investments in this area.
About the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids: CAP4K is Gov. Ritter's proposal to modernize and updateColorado's K-12 content, proficiency, assessment and college-admission standards. Now pending in the legislature, the plan would give all students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college or a career in today's globally competitive 21stcentury economy.
Please join Gov. Ritter at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to discuss these and other education issues facingColorado.