Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
View the 2015 ACCESS for English Language Learners Growth Data
The student level English language proficiency (ACCESS for ELLs) growth data is now available in the Colorado Education Data Analysis & Reporting System (CEDAR).
Submit Proposals for Tiered Intervention Grants by Aug. 18
Tiered Intervention Grants are available to support districts with chronically low performing scores. Eligible schools are either Title I schools that are low performing and/or have a low graduation rate or Title I eligible high schools with low graduation rates. Title I Focus Schools are also eligible for this grant.
Attend a School Emergency Management Training
Attend a training for schools and districts on developing and implementing high-quality, school emergency operations plans. The Colorado District Emergency Operations Plan Self-Assessment is also available and responses provide a baseline on the components of Colorado’s emergency managing planning processes.
Learn About New Professional Standards for School Nutrition Employees
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture published new regulations that are expected to result in consistent, professional standards that strengthen the ability of school nutrition professionals and staff to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
Learn About the Impact of H.B.15-1323 on School and District Accountability
A fact sheet is available with an impact summary of H.B. 15-1323 on assessments and the accountability process for 2015-16. It includes an overview of school and district ratings, the accountability clock and the unified improvement planning process.
Capital Construction Emergency Grant Programs
The Division of Capital Construction's BEST program has emergency grants available to school districts, charter schools, BOCES and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. These include year-round emergency grants as well as emergency grants specifically for natural disasters.
Webinar Offered on Increasing Achievement for Students with Serious Emotional Disabilities
This webinar addresses academic and behavioral strategies to embed in instruction to increase academic achievement for students with serious emotional disabilities (SED).