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News & Events

Apply to Participate in a Statewide Preschool to Grade Three Leadership Cadre
In an effort to advance statewide learning of age three to grade three approaches to leading elementary schools, CDE's Teaching and Learning Unit is initiating a school leadership cadre. Elementary school principals are encouraged to participate in the cadre through Sept. 4.
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Apply for the Advanced Placement Incentives Program by Sept. 11
The program assists with the implementation and/or expansion of advanced placement programs to build capacity for increased participation in rural and small rural school districts. 
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View the Updated Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines
The integrated timelines help guide superintendents and principals in implementing new standards, assessments, educator evaluations and accountability requirements during the 2015-16 school year.
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Apply for a 2015-16 Charter Schools Program Grant
This grant provides funds for planning, design and implementation of a new charter school or a significant expansion of an existing high-performing charter school.
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Register for the Southeast and West Central Regional Grant Writing Trainings
Learn best strategies for planning and writing a competitive grant proposal and learn more about CDE’s funding opportunities. 
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Attend an Inter-rater Agreement Professional Learning Community Webinar
The Educator Effectiveness Unit is hosting webinars explaining the Inter-rater Agreement Professional Learning Community and how to participate during the 2015-16 school year. 
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Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators Conference by Sept. 4
The scholarship is for Colorado educators who work with students with brain injuries to attend the 26th annual State of the States in Head Injury conference.
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Submit 2016 Green Ribbon Schools Award Applications by Nov. 16
CDE is accepting applications from schools and districts for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award program. This award honors schools and districts for efforts to improve student health and achievement while reducing environmental cost and impact.
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View New District to District Student Transfer and Transitions Resources
These resources support the effective transfers and transitions of students between districts by providing information on requirements and best practices around enrollment, course placement, withdrawal and transcripts and records.
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Apply for a State Grant for Libraries by September 10
The Colorado State Library is offering grant funding for 2015-16. Grantees can purchase books, e-books, database subscriptions, and other educational resources.
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