CAP4K Town Hall Meetings in Alamosa, Pueblo and Sterling on Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness
Attn: Principals, Superintendents, Teachers and Building Staff
The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education will jointly host two town hall meetings this week in Alamosa and Pueblo as part of the ongoing effort to establish a description of “postsecondary and workforce readiness.”
The location has changed for the Pueblo meeting, which will be facilitated by Executive Director David Skaggs.
The meetings will be held:
• 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Adams State College Student Union Building, Rooms 308-309, 208 Edgemont Blvd., Alamosa
• 5–7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Pueblo Convention Center (Ballroom C-West), 320 Central Main St., Pueblo
Educators, students, parents, business and community members and interested citizens are invited to the meetings.
Next week’s meeting will be held in Sterling 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the RE-1 Valley School District Hagen Administration Center, 301 Hagen St.
These gatherings will total eight in a series of 13 statewide meetings planned to solicit a broad spectrum of community thinking. The work was launched by Senate Bill 08-212, the “Preschool to Postsecondary Education Alignment Act” also known as the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K).
The town hall forums will focus on such questions as:
• What do students need to be workforce ready?
• What do students need to be postsecondary ready?
• Are there special considerations for the workforce or higher education in your region of the state?
Please contact Samantha Long, SB 212 project manager, with any questions. Feel free to share this event with others you think might be interested. We hope you will be able to join us in this important conversation.
For More Information, Contact:
Learning and Results
Phone: 303-866-3801 / 303-503-1271
School Nurse Orientation July 20-23, 2009
Attn: Special Education Directors, School Nurse and Health Professionals
The school nurse orientation will be Monday, July 20–Thursday, 23, 2009 at the Lake Dillon Lodge in Frisco. This four-day training introduces registered nurses to the specialty of school nursing.
Topics include special education, immunizations, screenings, nursing practice issues such as delegation and medication administration, managing the student with special health care needs, infectious diseases, etc.
During the program, school nurses will have the opportunity to sign up for the school nurse mentor and induction program.
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For More Information, Contact:
Exceptional Student Leadership
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Phone: 303-866-6822 or 303-866-2334
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