Join Chalkbeat Colorado for an annual discussion of key education topics likely to surface during the upcoming legislative session. This year’s conversation will be held virtually on Zoom Webinar from noon – 1:30 MT on Thursday, Jan. 5.
Last year’s conversation with lawmakers ranged from school funding to student mental health and child care challenges to higher education access. The 2022 session saw big investments in K-12 education and career education training, plus the signing of a historic universal preschool bill. There were lost opportunities as well.
This year will include discussions of a potential rewrite of the school funding formula, student discipline and school safety, the state of math instruction, the future of the accountability system, the impending launch of universal preschool, and how to make higher education pay off.
Jason Gonzales, higher education and legislative matters reporter for Chalkbeat Colorado will moderate a conversation with:
Senate Minority Leader Paul Lundeen, R-Monument
Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora
House Education Committee Chair Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango
Joint Budget Committee Chair Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada
House Education Vice Chair Rep. Matthew Martinez, D-Monte Vista
Chalkbeat Colorado is a nonprofit organization, and tickets are priced at a suggested donation of $25 to support our journalism and events such as this one. Please note that price shouldn’t be a barrier to anyone who wants to attend, and we encourage you to give as you are able.