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ESSA in Colorado Blog
Join the conversation about the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Colorado.
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Attend a Webinar on Partnering with Families to Support Student Success
This interactive webinar explores how to partner with families to support student success, reviews the research linking family engagement to student achievement and more.
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Apply for the Early Literacy Grant Competition by March 15
This grant provides funds to ensure the essential components of reading instruction are embedded into all elements of the primary, K-3 teaching structures to assist students in achieving reading competency. 
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Student and teacher reading

Apply for the Early Literacy Grant Competition by March 15
This grant provides funds to ensure the essential components of reading instruction are embedded into all elements of the primary, K-3 teaching structures to assist students in achieving reading competency. 
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Student and teacher reading

Complete the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Application
CDE is accepting applications for the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project for the 2016-2017 school year. Renewal applications are due March 3 and new applications are due April 15.
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Colorado graduation rates remain steady; slight rise in dropout rates
Data show a small increase in the state’s high school dropout rate while the on-time graduation rate remained unchanged.
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Statewide student enrollment continues to grow
Statewide preschool through 12th-grade pupil count for the 2015-2016 school year increased by 10,106 over the previous year.
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11th-graders to take the ACT in spring 2016
The department confirmed it has received approval to administer the ACT exam to high school juniors this year.
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State Board of Education appoints Commissioner of Education
Richard Crandall, the single finalist, was appointed during a special meeting by the State Board of Education.
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Construction at a school

Submit a BEST Grant Application
The BEST Grant is a competitive grant focused on helping public schools with a multitude of capital construction needs. Informational webinars are available to guide you through the process. Applications are open Jan. 4 and due Feb. 27.  
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