Senator Evie Hudak Joins NBC Event to Bring Business and Education Leaders Together
Senator Hudak (left) discusses the vital role education plays in job creation with NBC News Correspondent Andrea Mitchell today as a part of the NBC Nation Education Event
DENVER─ Today, Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) attended NBC’s Education Nation panel discussion. NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell moderated the panel made up of local business leaders and education advocates to talk about the vital role education plays in job creation. As a long time advocate for schools, teachers, and education funding, Senator Hudak was invited to the event to share her unique perspective.
Senator Hudak offered the following comment on the event today:
“The quality of education we provide is directly related to Coloradans’ job readiness, the quality of our workforce, and the innovation and productivity of our industries. This is such an important conversation for our community leaders to have and it will be important to our future economic success that education and business groups continue to collaborate.”
Education Nation is NBC News’ initiative to meet with citizens across the nation to look for solutions to the problems currently facing education in America. The first Education Nation summit was held in New York City in 2010 and since then Education Nation summits have been held in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. These events have been attended by the nation’s most prominent political, business, civic, and education leaders. Following this stop in Denver the Education Nation Tour will head to San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and finish in Aspen.
Senator Hudak is a former educator and has been a member of the State Board of Education, The State Advisory Council of Parent Involvement in Schools, and currently serves at the Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee.