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Leticia Guzman Ingram, Colorado Teacher of the Year 2016, and her student

Basalt teacher named Colorado Teacher of the Year
Leticia Guzman Ingram at Basalt High School is the 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year. Ingram was selected for the honor based on her experience, passion and expertise with English learners and their families. 
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Submit a Connect for Success Grant Application by Nov. 19
This grant will support school and district leadership in strengthening their Title I programs by implementing strategies shown to be effective through the high achieving schools study.
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Teacher and a student with disabilities

Register for a Training on Improving Literacy for All
Learn about new differentiated pathways to include all students in the READ Act. Principals, district assessment coordinators, special education teachers, administrators and interventionists are encouraged to attend. 
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Learn Tools and Strategies to Advance your School Wellness Program
These free trainings are aimed at helping districts take their local school wellness policies to the next level. District wellness teams are encouraged to attend.
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Learn About the GED Fall Promotion Sept. 21 - Oct. 31
The GED testing service is offering promotions this fall to help boost test-taker confidence, including the opportunity to take the GED Ready official practice test for $1. 
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Apply for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award
Eligible schools and districts will be an exemplary model of achievement in sustainability, health and environmental education. Applications are due Nov. 16.
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View the Promising Partnership Practices
CDE, in collaboration with the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education, collected practices from schools and districts about working with families for student learning. The practices align with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
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Special education student and teacher

Apply to be a Member of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee
The committee is currently seeking dedicated people to advise the state board of education and the Exceptional Student Services Unit on issues relating to special education services and supports for students with disabilities.
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View Elementary Arts Integration Sample Units
A collaborative group of educators and community arts partners developed integrated units for grades one, three and four based on sample instructional units in drama and theatre arts, visual arts, social studies and comprehensive health.
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State board approves revised menu of graduation requirements
The board adopted a revised graduation guidelines menu, creating more choices for school districts to use in setting local requirements for high school graduation.  
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