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Office of English Language Development

Office of English Language Development

1560 Broadway, Suite 1450
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-866-6777
Fax: 303-265-9157
E-mail: Office of English Language Development

Our Mission

Our mission is to support all English learners, and migrant students, linguistically, socially and academically, by providing educational leadership for teachers, parents/guardians, students and Colorado communities.

Important Announcements

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.

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Contact Us

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.
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