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.
- Back to School Communications Toolkit
CDE has released new communications resources to jump-start district communication efforts for the new school year.
- The teacher audience toolkit includes tools for districts or schools to communicate with teachers or staff
- The parent audience toolkit is intended for a district, principal or teacher to communicate with parents or community
- Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
These short documents provide a high level understanding on many hot topics around Colorado’s education system.
- 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, including drop-in articles, toolkits and timelines, are aimed at increasing the quality of district-level communications.
- Talking Points for Discussing CMAS at Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/teacher conferences are a great opportunity to discuss the new state tests. Teachers should share insights one-on-one with parents about the different types of tests and what to expect in the coming year.
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