Friday, October 16, 2009



Friday, Oct. 16, 2009


9:30 a.m.         Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien will speak with educators from across the state at the third Colorado Dropout Summit, which will focus on strategies to meet Gov. Ritter's goal of cutting Colorado's dropout rate in half in 10 years. The Colorado Graduates Initiative will release three new studies focusing on dropout rates in Colorado's larger school districts, rural schools and gender issues. Location: Arvada High School, 7951 W. 65th Ave., Arvada.


10 a.m.            Gov. Ritter will deliver remarks at the National Jewish Health Healthcare and Leadership Symposium, which marks the institution's 110th anniversary. Location: National Jewish Health, Molly Bank Conference Center, 1400 Jackson St., Denver.


Noon               Lt. Gov. O'Brien will deliver remarks at the University of Colorado Denver's STEMapalooza Luncheon. This two-day event provides an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to learn about statewide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiatives and it gives students the opportunity for hands-on, "minds-on" activities such as fast-track racing and rocketry. Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver.


3:30 p.m.        Gov. Ritter will deliver closing remarks at the third annual Colorado Dropout Summit. Location: Arvada High School, 7951 W. 65th Ave., Arvada.