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2020-21 free and reduced price meal income guidelines released
CDE has released the eligibility guidelines for children unable to pay the full price served in schools under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program.

07/01/2020 - 1:51pm


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New website helps Colorado high school students discover programs for earning college credit while still in high school
Colorado high school students can find information about how to earn college credit while they are still in high school on a new website created by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  

06/30/2020 - 2:37pm


State Board of Education to apply for funding for ‘remote learning collectives’
The State Board of Education authorized CDE staff to submit an application for the federal Education Stabilization Fund -- Rethink K12 Education Models (ESF-REM) grant to create community-based “remote learning collectives” to support children’s academic needs.

06/17/2020 - 5:09pm


Commissioner committed to equity, racial justice and improving access to quality education
At the June State Board meeting, Commissioner Anthes shared thoughts on the tragic consequences of centuries of racial injustice and how ensuring access to equitable educational opportunities is a crucial part of the solution. 

06/15/2020 - 2:19pm


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Draft guidance available for how schools can safely open in the fall
Initial guidance will be adjusted over the summer as CDE receives feedback and the COVID-19 situation evolves.

05/26/2020 - 3:49pm


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State Board of Education approves statewide waivers
At its regular meeting this month, the board approved four statewide waivers necessary due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Commissioner of Education Katy Anthes also provided updates on CDE's response to COVID-19.

05/13/2020 - 6:03pm


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Results for 2020 TLCC Survey available
According to the statewide survey, the majority of educators believe their school is a good place to work and a beneficial place for students to learn. However, the biggest obstacle for teachers remains lack of preparation time.

05/05/2020 - 11:20am


Guidance for graduation ceremonies

Guidance for graduation ceremonies
CDE, working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, released guidance for communities considering how to honor their graduating high school seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.

05/04/2020 - 5:26pm


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Results of statewide survey reveal technology needs during pandemic
Colorado schools say they need more help developing effective online instruction, providing students computer hardware and access to the Internet, and supporting students who are suffering from stress-related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statewide needs inventory conducted.

04/20/2020 - 12:00pm


Colorado plans to offer seniors free SAT tests on a school day next fall
Colorado 12th graders would be able to take the SAT test on a school day next fall for no cost under an agreement the Colorado Department of Education is pursuing with the College Board, the organization that administers the test.

04/16/2020 - 4:41pm


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