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
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.
- 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. You may download the PDFs, save them to your computer or print them off and share with colleagues.
- 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.
- 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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