Thursday, December 4, 2008



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 the Community College of Aurora, Rotunda Room in the Student Center,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 College of Aurora
10:10 to 10:40 a.m.    Presentation of Recommendations
                                    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 Launch Alliance
11:10 to 11:30 a.m.    Closing Remarks
                                    Gov. Ritter

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 the P-20 Education Council's website for more details.