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Friday Churn: Mayoral candidates & DPS

What’s churning:

Candidates for Denver mayor are slated this morning to talk about K-12 education, in a forum hosted by KIPP Colorado Schools. Confirmed candidates include Doug Linkhart, James Mejia, Chris Romer, Ken Simpson and Thomas Wolf.

The event gets underway at 8 a.m. in the auditorium of the Rishel campus, home to three schools including KIPP Denver Collegiate High School. Nate Easley, president of the Denver school board, will give opening remarks.

So what’s the Denver mayor’s role in Denver Public Schools? John Hickenlooper was an active cheerleader, promoting ballot issues such as ProComp and helping to launch what would become the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

According to the news release:

“The event is an opportunity for each candidate to talk about his or her plans to improve Denver’s education system and for the public to learn how each would address critical education issues including student achievement, teacher performance, workforce readiness and funding.”

Check back later today for our coverage.

What’s on tap:

The University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees meet starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Panorama room at the University Center on campus in Greeley.

The State Council for Educator Effectiveness meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Conference Center at the Colorado Community College System, Room 200A, 1061 Akron Way, Building 697, Denver. Agenda

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