As part of Colorado Literacy Week, on Monday afternoon Lt. Governor Joe Garcia visited a highly successful program at Godsman Elementary School in Denver that promotes not only literacy, but biliteracy in Spanish and English. In partnership with the CU-Boulder’s BUENO Center for Multicultural Education, the school has fully integrated the Literacy Squared® model. As a result, Godsman has achieved impressive reading and writing gains in both Spanish and English that have outpaced the district and the state.
Last week, the CU-Boulder Conference on World Affairs held an election to round out the membership of its first-ever board. The new board, consisting of representatives from both the university and the Boulder community, will assess progress against the CWA’s strategic plan and will be at the center of CWA policy and strategic decision making.