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Four Colorado schools named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools
CDE congratulates the four Colorado schools named by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools, celebrating their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap between some groups of students.  

09/16/2022 - 10:39am

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State Board advances personal financial literacy standards
The board advanced the proposed academic standards in personal financial literacy and will consider them again along with all recommended revisions of the social studies standards during a final vote later this year.  

09/15/2022 - 2:36pm

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State Board restores accreditation to Adams 14 School District
The board restored accreditation to Adams 14 School District after hearing the district was facing increased challenges because of confusion over what the loss of accreditation meant.

09/15/2022 - 12:54pm

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District and School Preliminary Frameworks released
CDE released the 2022 preliminary transitional performance framework ratings for schools and districts after a two-year pause.

09/15/2022 - 12:56pm

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Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists announced
CDE has announced its top seven finalists for the 2023 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by the end of October.

09/01/2022 - 7:02am

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Board votes on amendments to Holocaust and genocide studies recommendations
The State Board made several amendments to proposed additions to the Holocaust and genocide studies in the Colorado Academic Standards for social studies.

08/17/2022 - 5:38pm

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State assessment results show strong participation and improvement over 2021 but still a long way to go
Results from state assessments taken last spring show improvements over the previous year, but there is still more work to be done to fully recover from the lost learning opportunities over the last couple of years.

08/17/2022 - 11:04am

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Blended and Online Learning Survey available
CDE seeks perspectives of administrators, teachers, students and families on blended and online learning. Answers will help CDE evaluate how it impacted teaching during the pandemic and thoughts on how to improve the experience.

08/29/2022 - 3:23pm

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2022-23 free and reduced price meal income guidelines released
CDE has released the eligibility guidelines for children who may receive free and reduced-price school meals, or free milk, served by Colorado School Food Authorities that participate in the National School Lunch, School Program, Breakfast Program and Special Milk Program.

06/30/2022 - 6:49pm

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State Board approves 40 BEST projects valued at nearly $160 million in school construction
The board approved a total of 40 Building Excellent Schools Today school construction grants at its monthly board meeting held Wednesday and Thursday in Estes Park.

06/09/2022 - 3:34pm