US governors pick Ritter to head education panel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has a new title: Head of the Education Committee for the National Governor's Association.

Ritter was chosen for the position on Monday.

He's made education a priority, promising to cut the high school dropout rate in half, double the number of post-secondary degrees earned by Coloradans and close achievement gaps in schools over the next 10 years.

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