Past Events

Event Video: Colorado Financing Student Success Panel

A lot of interest has been generated in rewriting Colorado’s School Finance Act. How can we ensure funds follow students directly to the schools and courses of their choice? In this 90-minute video, think outside the box with the panelists at the “Financing Student Success” event at the Colorado State Capitol on December 6, 2012. […]

Event Video: John Corcoran’s Personal Tale Touts Importance of Literacy

On Thursday, August 2, national literacy champion John Corcoran shared the personal story of his long bout with (and ultimate triumph over) illiteracy at an Independence Institute Brown Bag Lunch Event with an audience of more than 50 Colorado educators, officials and other interested citizens.

Event Video: Marcus Winters on Teachers Matter

On Thursday, April 12, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor Dr. Marcus A. Winters shared the findings from his new book Teachers Matter with an audience of 40 Colorado educators, officials and other interested citizens.

Parents for Choice in Education’s Robyn Bagley Discusses Utah’s Digital Learning Law

On July 13, 2011, Parents for Choice in Education board chair Robyn Bagley shared with Colorado online educators, state officials and education experts a presentation about Utah’s groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting Senate Bill 65. With the passage of this 2011 law, her state became the first to turn the recommendations of the Digital Learning Council into a […]

The Reading Crisis: Why Thousands of Colorado’s Kids Aren’t Learning to Read

Drs. Debora Scheffel and Jeannette Cornier, from the Colorado Department of Education, speak at the Independence Institute about the importance of teaching reading properly.