DFER CO Webinars and Interviews
June 4, 2020
Webinar 1: Schooling in the era of COVID-19: A virtual discussion with national and local education leaders
A+ Colorado and Education Reform Now host a conversation with leading education experts on the federal, state and district role in supporting our most vulnerable students. Speakers include John B. King Jr., Former Secretary of Education and President and CEO of Education Trust; Susana Cordova, Superintendent of Denver Public Schools; Michelle Murphy, Executive Director of Colorado Rural Schools Alliance; and Rob Stein, Superintendent of Roaring Fork Schools.
Webinar 2: Schooling in the era of COVID-19: Ensuring Successful Transitions for Juniors and Seniors
A+ Colorado and Education Reform Now hosted a discussion on the uncertainty, changes, and virtual support for students planning to transition from high school to a higher education. Watch to learn about how higher education institutions in CO are handling virtual student outreach and support including recruitment, summer bridge programs, and summer melt. The conversation was moderated by Erica Breunlin from the Colorado Sun, and the panel included Joseph Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System; Dr. Angie Paccione, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education; Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, Superintendent of Harrison School District 2; and Nathan Cadena, Chief Operating Officer for Denver Scholarship Foundation.
Webinar 3: Schooling in the era of COVID-19: School Board district budget decision making
Sponsored by Chalkbeat Colorado, A+ Colorado, ERN, RootEd, and the Gates Family Foundation hosted a discussion on how school board members can navigate the development of effective school district budgets with rapidly declining revenue. This is a more in-depth discussion and follow-up for the first webinar on school district budgeting earlier this month. The conversation was moderated by Erica Meltzer from Chalkbeat Colorado, and will include a presentation by Dr. Marguerite Roza from Georgetown University, one of the leading experts on school finance followed by a panel discussion with School Board members from across Colorado.
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