State's graduation rate continues to improve
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 80.7 percent for the high school graduates last spring, continuing the steady upward trend over the last decade.The Class of 2018 had 2,540 more graduates than the Class of 2017.
State Board upholds Boulder Valley's denial of charter school application
The State Board of Education at its February meeting denied a second appeal by Ascent Classical Academy to establish a charter school in the Boulder Valley School District.
English learner training requirement for teachers
New State Board rules require elementary, math, science, social studies and English language arts teachers to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education training within their next five-year license renewal cycle.
State Board approves ratings for Colorado schools
Of Colorado public schools, 68 percent earned the state's top accountability designation. A total of 611,268 students, or 70 percent of the state's public school students, attend one of the 1,239 schools that received a Performance Plan designation.
Ute Resource Guide available
Nuu~ciu Strong is a resource guide for fourth grade teachers to use to support teaching the history, culture and present lives of the Ute People. It was developed in collaboration with Colorado's Ute Tribes and the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, among others.
READ Act toolkit available for Family Literacy Month
November is Family Literacy Month and CDE has developed a toolkit of resources for district leaders, principals and teachers to help them communicate about the importance of early literacy and the Colorado READ Act.
2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Margaret “Meg” Cypress, a fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools, is the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Interact with the 2020 Standards Online
The 2020 Standards Online is now available. Through this tool educators can explore the eight sets of standards representing 16 subject areas across every grade, as well as connections to support instructional integration of multiple subjects.
New computer science teaching resources
Search, filter and sort the computer science resource bank for classroom teaching tools, scholarship and professional development opportunities and more.
2018 state assessment scores and growth results released
Results from the 2018 administration of statewide assessments are now available along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.