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Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-866-6198
Fax: 303-265-9157

Our Mission

The Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education provides support to Colorado school districts, schools, and educational leaders to address the academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Photo:  Colorado Educators attending the WIDA National Conference 2015

Important Announcements

Congratulations 2016 Tenth Annual CLDE Academy Award Winners

  • Patrick Kilcullen2016 Distinguished Administrator in Support of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners from St Vrain Valley School District
  • Jocelyn McCarthy - 2016 "I Am a Student of Culture" Elementary School Art Award Winner from Global Village Academy, Douglas Country School District
  • Saskia Dimberg2016 "I Am a Student of Culture" Middle School Art Award Winner from Morey Middle School, Denver Public Schools
  • Martin Zapata2016 "I Am a Student of Culture" High School Art Award Winner from Pinnacle Charter School, Charter School Institute

English Learner Access to High Quality Education

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education; Department of Education Launches EL Tool Kit

On January 7, 2015, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Justice released a Joint guidance to spell out the legal obligations of state and local education agencies to English learners. At the same time, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) released the first chapter of an English Learners Tool Kit (on identifying all English learners), offering check lists, tools, and resources to help SEAs and LEAs in fulfilling their obligations. Here is the Department of Education press release for links to all resources. (full announcement)

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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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