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Start Strong

Every student starts strong with a solid foundation in grades preschool-3.

Read by Third Grade

Every student reads by the end of third grade.

Meet or Exceed Standards

Every student meets or exceeds standards.

Graduate Ready

Every student graduates ready for college and careers.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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News & Events

Complete the Commissioner Search Survey
The state board is gathering input before selecting the commissioner of education. Please complete this survey by Monday, Sept. 14.
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View the Updated Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines
The integrated timelines help guide superintendents and principals in implementing new standards, assessments, educator evaluations and accountability requirements during the 2015-16 school year.
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Back to School Toolkit
These tools will help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments and can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights.
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Supporting Learning

CDE uses data to analyze student performance and inform educational improvements at the policy, state board and classroom level.
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CDE supports districts with implementation of policy and programs designed to prepare students for success in college and careers.
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CDE continuously improves Colorado’s education system to provide students with the future skills and essential knowledge needed for success in a globally competitive world.
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CDE informs and advances education policies aimed at supporting educators and providing an exceptional education for all students.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

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