Monday, June 29, 2009


Tuesday, June 30, 2009
10 a.m.            Gov. Ritter will take part in a historic education-reform milestone Tuesday when the state's K-12 and higher-education governing boards agree on what knowledge, skills and behaviors high school graduates must have in order to enter college and to be ready for the 21st century global workforce. Colorado will become the first state in the country with fully aligned standards from pre-school to college. This also will be the first time inColorado history the State Board of Education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education have met in a joint session. This is the most significant accomplishment to date from 2008's Senate Bill 212, the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids. Location: State Capitol, House Committee Room 112.
1:15 p.m.        Gov. Ritter will join U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a groundbreaking ceremony for a $32 million Recovery-Act funded project that will repave nine miles of C-470 and portions of a 26-mile bike path. This is one of the largest Recovery Act-funded transportation projects in ColoradoLocation: C-470 andAlameda, along South Rooney Road. Directions:  From C-470, exit at West Alameda Parkway and head west. Turn right (north) on South Rooney Road and go about ¼ mile.  Event will be on the right at the trail head. Parking alongside South Rooney Road.
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