Aug 30, 2010 3:54 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado.
He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton.
Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program aimed at improving early education for Denver's education system. The program was financed by a 0.12 percent increase in Denver's sales tax rate.
Hickenlooper also says higher education is one of the state's most pressing issues next year as federal stimulus funding begins to dry up.