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Apply for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award
Eligible schools and districts will be an exemplary model of achievement in sustainability, health and environmental education. Applications are due Nov. 16.
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View the Promising Partnership Practices
CDE, in collaboration with the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education, collected practices from schools and districts about working with families for student learning. The practices align with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
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Apply to be a Member of the Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee
The committee is currently seeking dedicated people to advise the state board of education and the Exceptional Student Services Unit on issues relating to special education services and supports for students with disabilities.
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Register for Funding Year 2016-17 E-rate Training
This training covers the basics for beginners, the new E-Rate Productivity Center system, completing applicable forms and more.
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State board approves revised menu of graduation requirements
The board adopted a revised graduation guidelines menu, creating more choices for school districts to use in setting local requirements for high school graduation.  
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2015-2016 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences
PEP Conferences are for parents and professionals of children with disabilities, aged birth to 21, to share ideas, discuss concerns, celebrate success and obtain information related to parenting, educating and partnering to support student learning.
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Read the Updated English Learners Guidebook on Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Services for English
This resource includes current federal and state requirements, CDE policies and guidance and best and promising practices for educators who support and provide services for English learners.
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Comment on Draft Educator Licensing and Preparation Rules
Please submit comments to the state board of education for the educator preparation and licensing rule and content assessment alignment project no later than Monday, Oct. 12. 
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Attend the 2015 Nutrition Directors' Conference from Oct. 14 - 16
The directors’ conference is an annual gathering of Colorado child nutrition program foodservice directors and professionals hosted by the Office of School Nutrition. The conference provides educational sessions and updates related to the USDA child nutrition programs.
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Six Colorado schools awarded 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
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