The executive summary reflects CDE’s voice around literacy. And describes, at a high level, the foundation for developing a P-12 literacy plan to inform high-quality literacy instruction in Colorado.
Thanks to the members of the Colorado State Board of Education for their leadership in advancing literacy achievement for all Coloradans:
Bob Schaffer, Chairman
Randy DeHoff, Vice Chairman
Elaine Gantz Berman
Appreciation is extended to the leadership and staff of the Colorado Department of Education for their contributions to the department’s common voice around literacy and diligent efforts to create a framework that serves all Coloradans.
Special thanks to the Colorado Literacy Challenges Advisory Committee for support in developing the Colorado Literacy Framework.
And many thanks to the following individuals for offering their perspectives on literacy, and for their specialized contributions to the project:
Sharon Van Vleck
… and to the following education leaders and their staff for helping to anchor the framework in educational practice:
Vera Atilano, Intergenerational Learning Center
Wanda Clark, Kemp Elementary School
Joseph Garrett, Mesa Ridge High School
Florian Hild, Ridgeview Classical Schools
Kathy Howell, Penrose Elementary School and Helen Keller School
Stacy McKenzie, Lakewood Library
Gloria Mitchell, Byers Elementary School
Jerry Monks, Calhan High School
Mark Naill, Eaton High School
Pamela Robinson, Stratmoor Hills
Finally, special thanks to:
Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Professor, College of Education, Director, Center for Literacy, University of Illinois at Chicago for his guidance and support in the development of the Colorado Literacy Framework.