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 21stcentury global workforce.Coloradowill become the first state in the country with fully aligned standards from pre-school to college. This also will be the first time inColoradohistory 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 inColorado. Location: C-470 andAlameda, alongSouth Rooney Road.Directions: From C-470, exit atWest Alameda Parkwayand head west. Turn right (north) onSouth Rooney Roadand go about ¼ mile. Event will be on the right at the trail head. Parking alongsideSouth Rooney Road.