Research Report written by Utah Foundation. Two sections of particular interest to PC READS are entitled, “Literacy Efforts in Colorado” and “Literacy Efforts in Utah.” A quote from the report:
In 2008 the Commissioner established the Colorado Literacy Council to advise the CDE on literacy initiatives, including systems for the review of literacy content in educator preparation programs. That same year, the Colorado Legislature passed HB08-1223, which created technical assistant programs to help teachers intervene early with children who have literacy challenges such as dyslexia. Sponsor of the bill representative Mike Merrifield, explained at the time that effectively addressing dyslexia was one of the keys to reaching the governor’s goal of increasing the literacy rate and cutting Colorado’s drop-out rate in half in the subsequent 10 years.