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Colorado Issues

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May

Colorado Issues - Scholastic Survey on Student Reading Habits - May 21, 2017

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Deimosa Webber-Bey, librarian for Scholastic, Inc., describes a major survey of students and parents on student reading habits and attitudes, and a Scholastic-sponsored program promoting summer reading.  Additional information, Scholastic.com

14
May

Colorado Issues - Governor John Hickenlooper, Recovery Plans for Future Disasters - May 14, 2017

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The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office was formed following the recent floods and fires to put a framework in place to not only recover from a future disaster, but to make things better than before the disaster.  The work of the office won the “Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning” from the American Planning Association.  Governor John Hickenlooper describes the framework in light of the word “resiliency” which is part of the official name of the office which will direct all future disasters.

For details, see www.CoResiliency.com

7
May

Colorado Issues - American Planning Association Awards Colorado for Flood and Fire Response - May 5, 2017

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The Chair of the APA jury that awarded Colorado the Environmental Planning Achievement Award, Shedrick Coleman, tells what impressed the jury about Colorado’s response to recent floods and fires.  The award went to the Resiliency and Recovery Office which is cited as an example for other states and government entities in environmental planning.  Information online at Planning.org