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Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Hilary Wimmer, a business teacher at Mountain Range High School in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, was named Colorado’s 2020 Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the high school today.
Local Accountability System Grant available
The program provides grant funds to local education providers that adopt local accountability systems to supplement the state accountability system. Applications are due Thursday, Dec. 19.
Apply for professional learning opportunity on equity
District teams are encouraged to participate in the professional learning series, Equity for Teachers and Students: Investigating Systemic Racism to Act for Equity in Our Schools. Applications are due Friday, Jan. 3.
State Board directs continuation of plan for Aurora Central High School
The board directed Aurora Public Schools to continue implementing the innovation plan for improving student outcomes at Aurora Central. Although the school has received low ratings in the accountability system for nine consecutive years, it has made gains in graduation and attendance rates.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month
Gov. Polis proclaimed November as Runaway and Homeless Awareness Month in Colorado. The state will continue all efforts to lower the rate of youth homelessness and ensure every young person has access to a quality education.
Vote for the 2020 One Book Colorado
Each year, the One Book Colorado program gives a free book to each 4 year old in the state. Make your selection for 2020 book by Friday, Nov. 22.
Colorado 4th and 8th graders continue to outperform on NAEP
According to the 2019 results, Colorado students continue to perform better than their peers across the country on the biennial national reading and math assessment.
Commissioner Anthes announces new Teacher Cabinet members
Twelve additional members were announced to join the Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet. This group of practicing teachers provides the department with direct feedback and advice on Colorado education policy.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Colorado! This month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of dyslexia and working towards solutions in our schools and communities to help students reach their full potential.
State Board approves adjustments to accountability frameworks
Changes are designed to provide a more accurate reflection of a school’s success in teaching students. Adjustments will apply to elementary and middle school ratings beginning in fall 2021.