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Building the System: Education Advocacy as a State Legislator


May 22, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B

Come hear Senator Mike Johnston of Colorado speak about his experiences as a state legislator and what has inspired him to advocate for education reform at the state level.


Since assuming office as a Colorado State Senator in 2009, Mike Johnston has worked tirelessly to transform Colorado's school system in to a world-class education system. In five years, Sen. Johnston has successfully sponsored a bill that revolutionized Colorado's statewide teacher and principal accountability system, increased resources for struggling readers in grades K-3, and championed the historic overhauls of Colorado's school finance system. He has also introduced a proposal to provide off standard-rate tuition to undocumented Coloradans seeking to attend Colorado's college and universities.