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Education stakeholders do not reach consensus
The COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder Group has recommended that some state assessments should continue as planned this spring while others should not occur. No decision was reached on CMAS tests in math and English language arts for third through eighth grade.
12/03/2020 - 1:05pm
State Board extends deadline for READ Act teacher training
The State Board of Education has granted an additional six months to educators to complete training required by the READ Act. K -3 teachers will now have until Jan. 31, 2022, to complete training on evidence-based reading instruction.
11/24/2020 - 3:11pm
CDE announces Safe Schools Reopening Grant
A new $15 million grant opportunity is available for school districts and BOCES that are struggling to return to in-person learning and need additional resources to safely reopen when possible.
11/24/2020 - 3:13pm
School and district ratings to remain the same this year
At its November meeting, the State Board of Education extended the school and district ratings assigned in 2019. Districts and schools will not receive a 2020 performance framework report or updated plan types.
11/24/2020 - 3:14pm
Denver teacher named 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Gerardo Muñoz, a social studies teacher at Denver Center for International Studies at Baker in Denver Public Schools, was named the Colorado’s 2021 Teacher of the Year in a special virtual ceremony.
10/29/2020 - 1:41pm
State Board of Education adjusts budget reduction proposal
During a special meeting, the state board revised its budget proposal for the Colorado Department of Education's 2021-22 fiscal year to include a total of $11.5 million in proposed reductions.
10/22/2020 - 11:09am
2020 One Book Colorado winner is "The Little Red Fort"
A total of 75,000 free copies of the children’s book “The Little Red Fort” will be available in English and Spanish through Oct. 25 or every four-year-old child in the state as part of the One Book Colorado program.
10/13/2020 - 9:53am
State board advances $29 million budget reduction proposal
The board's proposal reduces the 2021-22 budget for education programs and CDE operations by $29 million. The proposal meets the legislature's request for state agencies to identify a 10% reduction in their budgets in response to the economic decline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/08/2020 - 3:36pm
Finalists for the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Seven finalists for the 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition have been announced, with the sole finalist to be announced by the end of October. Each year the program recognizes an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire profession for Colorado.
10/07/2020 - 2:58pm
Four Colorado schools earn national Blue Ribbon honors
The Colorado Department of Education congratulates the four Colorado schools named by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools, celebrating their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap among student subgroups.
09/24/2020 - 11:10am