Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Gov. Bill Ritter's P-20 Education Coordinating Council will hold its next meeting tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. at Colorado State Universityat PuebloOcchiato Student Center2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Gov. Ritter established the P-20 Council last year 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 the P-20 Education Council's website for more details.


The agenda for tomorrow's meeting:

10 to 10:10 a.m.          Welcome and Overview
                                    Lt. Governor Barbara O'Brien
·         Introductions of new members: Dr. Matt Nehring, Dr. Nate Easley, Ms. Donna Souther
·         Council updates
·         Discussion of day's agenda
10:10 to 10:20 a.m.     Host Welcome
                                    President Joe Garcia, Colorado State University - Pueblo
10:20 to 10:30 a.m.     Discussion of CDHE's Plans to Implement Senate Bill 212
                                    David Skaggs, Executive Director, CDHE (by phone)
10:30 to 11 a.m.          Discussion of CDE's State Survey on Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness
Dr. Ken Turner, Deputy Commissioner, CDE
11 to 11:30 a.m.          Update on CDHE's Faculty-to-Faculty Conference
Vicki Leal, Academic Policy Analyst, CDHE
Dr. Jett Connor, Academic Policy Consultant, CDHE
11:30 to 11:45 a.m.     Elements of "Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness" in Extant Colorado Law and Rule
                                    Dr. Matt Gianneschi, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Governor
11:45 to 12:15 p.m.     Lunch
12:15 to 2:15 p.m.       Updates on Subcommittee Work and Recommendations
All Subcommittee Chairs and Staff
2:15 to 2:30 p.m.         Public Comment
                                    President Joe Garcia, Colorado State University - Pueblo    
Next P-20 Meeting:   Metropolitan State College of Denver
                                    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
St. Cajetans Conference Center