(Oct. 14) – Majority Leader Crisanta Duran joined nearly 50 Latino state legislators, municipal officials, school board members and other stakeholders last week for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Colorado Education Convening.

Rep. Duran, D-Denver, and the other participants in the nonpartisan gathering focused on the state of education in Colorado and strategies for fostering better student outcomes.

The two-day conference, which ended in Denver on Friday, included sessions aimed at fostering a better understanding of early childhood education; budget initiatives that have a critical bearing on state and local education funding; and best practices to strengthen family and student engagement, create restorative justice environments, and increase student retention and completion rates in higher education.

Rep. Duran spoke at the conference on early childhood education. Other presenters included Lt. Gov. Joe García, Sens. Irene Aguilar and Beth Martínez-Humenik, Rep. Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff and former U.S. Rep. David Skaggs.

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