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Heat-related resources for schools
Due to inclement weather, schools and districts may be asked about extreme heat protocols. Guidance from the National Weather Service on extreme heat is available on CDE's school safety and crisis resources page.
08/23/2023 - 1:48pm
News Release -- State Board of Education begins process for reviewing computer science standards, reviews budget requests
The State Board of Education kicked off the process for the statutorily required review of the Colorado Academic Standards with the review of the independent benchmarking reports for computer science, English language proficiency, physical education and world languages presented by CDE staff.
08/17/2023 - 6:15pm
News Release - State assessment results show some improvements, challenges remain due to lost learning opportunities during the pandemic
Results from state assessments taken last spring show gradual improvements in many grades and subject areas over the previous year and a few even performed better than the pre-pandemic results; however, the scores also reveal continued deficits in many areas and for many student groups, according to today’s release by the Colorado Department of Education.
08/17/2023 - 2:11pm
News Release -- Colorado Free and Reduced-Price Meals Policy for School Year 2023-24
Prior to every school year CDE is required to announce the policy that determines student eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals or free milk served at schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or the Special Milk Program.
08/01/2023 - 4:58pm
News Release - School districts can use Medicaid eligibility to certify students for free or reduced-priced meals
The Colorado Department of Education announced today that Colorado school districts will be able to use Medicaid enrollment data to certify students for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.
06/20/2023 - 2:54pm
State Board of Education approves 17 BEST projects valued at $180 million in school construction around Colorado
The Colorado State Board of Education approved a prioritized list of 17 Building Excellent Schools Today school construction grants at its monthly board meeting Wednesday and Thursday.
06/15/2023 - 5:58pm
State Board of Education officially appoints Susana Córdova as Colorado's commissioner of education
The Colorado State Board of Education today unanimously voted to officially appoint Susana Córdova as Colorado’s commissioner of education, replacing Dr. Katy Anthes, who announced her resignation in December.
06/14/2023 - 3:49pm
State Board of Education selects sole finalist for education commissioner
The State Board of Education on May 30, 2023, selected former DPS Superintendent Susana Córdova as the sole finalist for the education commissioner.
06/09/2023 - 1:26pm
Colorado's high-performing schools and districts recognized at awards ceremony
The Colorado Department of Education recognized and celebrated schools and districts that won performance awards in the 2021-22 school year at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday.
05/18/2023 - 3:07pm
State Board of Education removes exclusive chartering authority for Adams 14 School District
At its May meeting, the State Board of Education voted 5-4 to grant University Prep’s request to remove Adams 14 School District's exclusive chartering authority.
05/11/2023 - 2:27pm