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Colorado Board Of Health Approves New Vaccination Exemption Rules
The new vaccination rules go into effect in July 2016. Under the new rules, parents who seek an exemption from school vaccine requirements for their children for a non-medical reason will have to resubmit such requests annually from kindergarten to the senior year of high school.
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Submit Your School Counselor Corps Grant Request for Proposal by May 1
The 2015-16 school counselor corps grant request for proposal is due Friday, May 1 for education providers that are not currently participating in the grant program. 
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Congratulations to Colorado’s 2015 Green Ribbon Schools
Red Hawk Elementary was selected as one of 58 schools nationwide to receive the Green Ribbon Schools award and Colorado State University was one of only nine institutions of higher education to be honored.
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Instructional Unit Samples in Physical Education
Twelve new instructional units based on the Colorado Academic Standards in Physical Education are now available.
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Attend a Training to Help Strengthen Your Local Wellness Policy
Trainings in March and April will help districts update local wellness policy with best practices in school health and determine strategies to assess and implement policy. 
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Apply for the Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant April 15-17
This grant program offsets the cost of employing a qualified person to administer the gifted program and to conduct universal screening. Administrative units are highly encouraged to submit applications on Wednesday, April 15.
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Summer Reading Makes a Difference for Colorado Families
Summer reading programs can fight summer slide, prepare young children for learning to read, and instill the love of reading in kids of all ages.
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Attend the READing Foundations Academy
The Office of Literacy is offering no-cost professional development focused on explicit and systematic Tier 1 instruction in K-3 reading with an emphasis on foundational reading skills based in the Colorado Academic Standards. 
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State Board Affirms Parental Rights to Refuse Tests
State Board of Education strongly discourages local school boards or school districts from interfering with parent rights on their child’s participation in tests and related data collection.
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New Student Success Video Series
View and share these four short videos that explain how Colorado is ensuring that all students succeed, in every grade, and then in college, career and life!
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