WATCH: Denver Mayoral Debate: Education Edition

Denver mayoral candidates Kelly Brough and Michael Johnston offered their visions for the mayor’s voice in education.

Michael Johnston, left, in a blue shirt and Kelly Brough, right, in a red top.
Either Michael Johnston or Kelly Brough will be Denver’s next mayor. (Courtesy of Michael Johnston and Kelly Brough)

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Denver voters will choose the city’s next mayor in a runoff election June 6.

The state of Denver Public Schools and the relationship between the city and the school system have become part of the race, with candidates Kelly Brough and Michael Johnston both calling for the mayor to play a more prominent role in education.

Join CBS News Colorado, Chalkbeat Colorado, and EDUCATE Denver from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, for a Denver mayoral candidate debate focused on public education issues.

When: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 2

Where: Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th St., Denver,

Hear directly from Kelly Brough and Michael Johnston about how they would seek to work with Denver Public Schools during a critical juncture for the district and the community.

What role can the mayor play in building strong public schools? How can the city and the school district work together to solve the pressing problems facing our youth? Can the mayor build effective partnerships and hold other elected officials accountable?

This event is free.

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Please RSVP so that we know how many people to expect and so you can share the education questions you’d like to ask the candidates.

The debate will be moderated by CBS’ Shaun Boyd and Chalkbeat’s Melanie Asmar.

SEE ALSO: Where candidates for Denver mayor stand on education issues: an election guide

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