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Mayor Launches New Program Focused On Improving Education

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock gives a high five to students on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock gives a high five to students on Thursday (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4)- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock launched the Denver Education Compact on Thursday. It will bring together leaders from the private and public sectors to focus on education outcomes from preschool to higher education.

Hancock said it’s time to move past labels of reformers and anti-reformers, unions and management.

“Our compact is an initiative that will serve as a platform that will encourage everyone to come together as brothers and sisters to do what is right for our children. The compact is not about continuing the education wars that are tearing us apart,” said Hancock.

Hancock will co-chair the compact with Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasburg and President of the Kaiser Foundation Donna Lynne.

The compact is modeled after similar programs in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Boston and Seattle.

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