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All Colorado children, regardless of their background, where they live, or how they learn, have the opportunity to attend excellent schools and colleges with strong leadership and highly trained, innovative teachers, who prepare students to be engaged, successful adults.

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The Great Education Colorado Luncheon

In 2014, Great Ed honored Dr. Donna Lynne, President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, and gave out a new award created in fond memory of our former Board Chair, Vicki Mattox, to recognize and celebrate those who have dedicated their lives to educating the students of Colorado. The first recipient of this award is Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, former Superintendent of Jefferson County School District.

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Organizing Conference

The 2015 Statewide Education Organizing Conference will be held Friday, January 30, 2015. Dozens of public education supporters will come together to learn, motivate each other, brainstorm, and acquire the tools to create a grassroots network.
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Great Futures Coalition

Does the community organization, church, book club or parent group you are connected to believe that Colorado needs to do a better job of investing in our kids, schools, and colleges? Join the growing and diverse Great Futures Colorado Coalition.
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Year of the Student

In June 2012, a couple dozen organizations sought to make 2013 the "Year of the Student." Today, the Year of the Student coalition includes 170 organizations and 9,500+ individuals and the legislative session has drawn to a close. So what happened?
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2014 Great Education Colorado Luncheon Sponsors