Event Archives

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Inequities in Public Education:  Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Panelists were

Omar Montgomery - President of the NAACP Aurora chapter 
Marty Gutierrez - 8th grade math teacher for Adams 12
Monica Hunter - Co-founder of Denver Black Educators Caucus
Arturo Jimenez - Immigration attorney and former DPS Board member

Susan Hidalgo-Fahring - Longmont City Councilperson

and member of Colorado Education Association Equity Council

View the forum or read the chat notes 

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The Postponed EDUCATION SUMMIT of 2020

DEFENDING PUBLIC EDUCATION

Due to the coronavirus we postponed this summit to protect public educators.

 

The topics of

THE BATTLE OVER EDUCATION:

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?

and

RECLAIMING OUR SCHOOLS

are no less important now than back in March. 

Building Coalitions to Keep Public Education Public

 

This was to be our Colorado Education Summit 2020

Saturday, MARCH 14, 2020 

March 14 was also the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Colorado.

 

Keynote Speakers

 

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Anthony Cody

THE BATTLE OVER EDUCATION:

WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR?


Co-Founder of the Network for Public Education.


Author of The Educator and the Oligarch:  A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation.

Keron Blair

RECLAIMING OUR SCHOOLS


National Director of Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools,
an alliance of ten national groups that represent educators, students, and parents.

 

Former Membership Director of United Working Families, Chicago 

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Today's Teacher Shortage: Policies that Push Educators Out of the Profession

Tues. Feb. 11, 2020

Central Adams Retired Educators (CARE) presentation

Participants:  Hon.Evie Hudak, Dr.JoAnn Fujioka, Sue Marinelli, Dr. Edward Krug

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Fighting the Corporatization and Privatization of Public Education

 

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

KGNU radio show with Kathy Partridge in Boulder

 

Participants:

 

Hon. Evie Hudak,

Dr. JoAnn Fujioka

Missed the show?  Listen to it now

 

Eyes Wide Open: A 2020 Look at Public Education Policy

 

Wed. Jan. 29, 2020

Farr Library, Greeley

A presentation and conversation about possible 2020 legislative bills with

Greeley-Evans Teachers Association,

League of Women Voters,

school board members,

and a brief introduction to Advocates for Public Education Policy  (A4PEP)

 

Participants:

                                             Hon. Sue Windels,

                                                      Hon. Evie Hudak,

                                                                 Hon, Judy Solano,

                                                                           Manuel Solano, esq,

                                                                                     Dr. Edward Krug,

                                                                                               Scott Merrifield 

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A Conversation with Dr. Lorenzo A. Trujillo

EFFECTS OF THE “EDUCATION REFORM” MOVEMENT ON THE UNDERSERVED STUDENT:

ADDRESSING ACADEMIC NEEDS THROUGH MUSIC AND ART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 11, 2020

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY Arts/Science Bldg.

Denver

Click to see the Agenda.

Click to see Dr. Trujillo's PowerPoint slides.

Click to see Dr. Trujillo's presentation.


Dr. Lorenzo A. Trujillo has a long history as an educator and advocate of children, youth and families.  He served as the Executive Director of Humanities in Jefferson County Public Schools throughout the 80’s, and then, in Adams County Public School District 14 from 1996-2004, as a Principal of an alternative high school and In-House Legal Counsel for Truancy.

In 2004, he became the Assistant Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School.   In 2007, he was distinguished in serving the Colorado State Legislature in chairing and co-authoring the Trujillo Commission of Online Education: Findings and Recommendations through the Donnell Kay Foundation. (SB 07-215-C.R.S. 22-30.7 et seq.)

His policy work in education led him to a task force of the United States Senate where he addressed Education of Latino Youth: Early Childhood Education, K-12, Access to Higher Education, and the Dream Act.  His work as an attorney was pivotal in addressing attempts to commandeer language equity and access of non-English speaking children in our schools resulting in two favorable decisions by the Colorado Supreme Court (Ballot Title 2001-2002 No.21 7 No. 22, 44P.3d 213 (Colo. 2002); In Re Ballot Title 1999-2000 No. 258 (A), 4 P.3d 1094 (Colo. 2000) and making sure our children are tested in their primary language in academic subjects in proceedings involving the U.S. Office of Civil Rights and Department of Education.

Dr. Trujillo’s work on truancy, suspension, and expulsion procedures in the schools resulted in statewide adoption of intervention policies and statutory revisions to keep our K-12 youth in schools. 

He continues to work while focusing on family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

*Advocates for Public Education Policy (A4PEP) was created in response to concerns about the adverse effects of failed education “reform” policies. We are a statewide coalition of individuals and grassroots organizations working to educate the public and policymakers to ensure that public education policy works for all, and to fight back against the corporatization and privatization attacks on our public schools.  

 

This is the second of our lecture series. 

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ADVOCATES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION POLICY
presents guest speaker…
ANGELA ENGEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Uniting 4 Kids, acclaimed author of Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving Our Children’s Education, and the collaborative book project Fixing Public Education.

 

Topic: “Corporate Education and the Demise of Democracy”

 

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 
Englewood Public Library

This is the first of our lecture series.

Advocates for Public Education Policy

Caucus of Today's Teachers

CUPC- Community Uniting for Positive Change

IAF- Industrial Areas Foundation

NAACP Colorado State Conference

Uniting for Kids

Working Families Party

Democracy Enter Colorado

and others in our growing coalition…

invite you to join our

Education Summit 2019

Defending Public Education:

Building a Statewide Coalition to Keep Public Schools Public

 

March 10, 2019

Adams County Government Center

Brighton

 

Discussions included:

  • Strategies for successful organizing

  • Effective messaging to combat the corporate language of the “reformers”

  • Planning for action

To view the agenda, click here.