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Communications Division

About Us

The Communications Division contributes to accelerated student achievement through effective two-way communication systems. We foster meaningful relationships between the Colorado Department of Education and key audiences. Using purposeful communication, CDE focuses on results and relationships to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.

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Quick Links

  • Back to School Communications Toolkit
    Back to school is an opportune time for districts to provide information on Colorado’s new academic standards, state tests and educator evaluations. To that end, CDE recently released new communications resources to jump-start district communication efforts for the new school year.  Two separate toolkits are available.
  • Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
    These short documents provide a high level understanding on many hot topics around Colorado’s education system. You may download the PDFs, save them to your computer or print them off and share with colleagues.
  • Open Records Policy
    The policy specifies how the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§ 24-72-201 to 206, C.R.S.) is applied in a uniform and reliable manner.
  • Monthly Twitter Chat (#COedchat)
    Each month, CDE and the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) hosts the #COedchat with experts on various education topics. Join the chat on the third Thursday of every month from 4-5 p.m.
  • Superintendent and Principal Tools
    These tools are aimed at increasing the level of district-level communications and saving leadership time. Drop-in articles, toolkits and timelines are available in this area.



In addition to disseminating news releases , the communications division publishes:
  • CDE Update
    The latest information on the agency's most significant initiatives.
  • The Scoop
    Weekly e-newsletter featuring news and announcements. Click here to sign up.
  • Educator Effectiveness News
    Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of Colorado’s reform efforts. Click here to sign up.
  • Assessment News
    Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of new assessments in Colorado. Click here to sign up.
  • News Links
    Daily list of newspaper, television and online headlines about education news around the state. To subscribe, email Cami Anthony.

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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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