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.
- Take the Test Toolkit
These tools helps districts/BOCES plan an event to help parents better understand the new state tests, Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). CDE is providing these ideas to help support districts/BOCES in this transitional phase. These are optional ideas for consideration.
- Communication Toolkits
These toolkits include extensive communications resources to support districts, school leaders and teachers with communications efforts on the new standards, tests and educator evaluations. Two toolkits are available - one for communicating with educators and one for communicating with parents/community!
- 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
- Colorado Academic Standards
Created by Coloradans for Colorado students, the Standards provide a grade-by-grade road map to help ensure students are successful in college, careers and life.
- Colorado's Educational Journey Video Series
Includes an overview plus videos on standards, assessment, and evaluation.
- Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
These short documents provide a high level understanding on many hot topics around Colorado’s education system.
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.
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- Educator Effectiveness News
Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of Colorado’s reform efforts.
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- Assessment News
Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of new assessments in Colorado.
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- News Links
Daily list of newspaper, television and online headlines about education news around the state.
To subscribe, email Cami Anthony.
- Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Requests
For more information, please email Cami Anthony.
- 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.
- Legislative Relations
Learn more about the state’s education policy priorities.