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State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

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Public school enrollment numbers for 2017-18 released
A total of 910,280 public school students from preschool through 12th grade were counted in the annual pupil count report released, an increase of 5,261 students over 2016-17, which is the smallest increase since 1989-90.

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Subscribe to the first teacher newsletter
CDE launches THE SPARK, a newsletter for Colorado teachers filled with information, inspiration and resources on state-level issues, events and actions involving educators.

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State Board approves school plan types
The vast majority of public schools received the highest two ratings in the state’s accountability system this year. All schools annually receive a School Performance Framework report based on performance on various common indicators.

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Report outlines strategies to address educator shortage
Based on input gathered at town hall meetings throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with CDE, developed a strategic plan to address the statewide educator shortage. See the plan submitted to the General Assembly.

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Stories of Promising Practice: Peyton School District
One-quarter of Peyton High School's students take part in the school's Woods Manufacturing Program, a woodworking career and technical education program that started only two years ago.The program's founders look to expand the idea to districts across the country.

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Education commissioner assigns district ratings
Commissioner Anthes presented to the State Board of Education final accountability ratings for the state’s 178 school districts and BOCES, including four districts that improved enough to move off the state’s accountability clock.

2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Christina Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District No. 2, is the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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2017 state assessment scores and growth results released
Overall school-, district- and state-level results from the 2017 administration of statewide assessments are now available along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.

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Provide feedback on 21st Century Skills
Colorado’s 21st Century Skills are part of the standards review and revision process. Participate in this feedback opportunity about these essential skills students need to be successful.

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