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News Release -- Four Colorado schools named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Four Colorado schools were named today as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools, recognizing their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap between some groups of students. 

09/19/2023 - 12:48pm

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News Release - Seven finalists announced for 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year
The Colorado Department of Education announced seven finalists for the 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by the end of October.

03/26/2024 - 3:14pm

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News Release - State Board of Education hears about progress of schools implementing improvement plans
During the State Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting in September CDE staff provided updates on progress at 11 schools and one district that have been implementing improvement plans ordered by the board following multiple years of low ratings in the accountability system. 

09/14/2023 - 4:41pm

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News Release - Schools and districts show improvement on Colorado’s preliminary accountability framework
 A greater percentage of schools and districts earned higher marks on the preliminary accountability frameworks than in 2022, showing a gradual improvement occurring across the state since the pandemic. 

08/29/2023 - 2:26pm

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Colorado Department of Education pledges $11 million to support educators across the state with classroom project materials
Colorado Education Commissioner Susana Córdova announced on Thursday that the Colorado Department of Education will allocate $11 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help pre-K to 12th grade public school educators with classroom resources to address COVID-19 learning loss.  

03/26/2024 - 3:15pm

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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

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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

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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.

03/26/2024 - 3:15pm

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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