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Commissioner Teacher Cabinet members announced
Members of the first ever Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet have been announced. This group of 20 practicing teachers will meet with Commissioner Anthes on a regular basis and provide teacher perspective to the current issues facing our state and schools.

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Financial Transparency Website now available to view
The financial transparency public website launched June 30 as a result of HB 14-1292. It presents 2015-16 school and district financial information in a comprehensible format, allowing users to track the funding and spending for education within the state.

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Pearson selected as contractor for state assessments
Colorado will continue working with Pearson to develop and administer the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) state tests. 

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PSAT to be ninth-grade state assessment for ELA and math
Beginning next spring, Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT 8/9 as the statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and math, replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests in those subjects.

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Kids eat FREE all summer long!
The Summer Food Service Program helps schools and community-based sites like libraries and recreation centers offer free meals to kids and teens 18 and younger throughout the summer! Colorado has 595 meal sites this summer, find a site near you. 

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Improve student learning with the Colorado Assessment Literacy Program
Discover tools and resources that districts can use to build, develop and align classroom, district and state assessments to improve learning outcomes for all students. 

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ESSA plan submitted to U.S. Dept. of Education
On Monday, May 1, CDE submitted its plan on how Colorado will implement the country’s federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). An overview of the plan and the full plan have been posted.

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Standards Review and Revision committee members
Members for each of the 13 standards content committees have been announced. A sincere thank you to the more than 580 stakeholders that applied.

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Colorado's 11th-graders to take SAT for the first time this spring
On April 11 Colorado’s high school juniors will take the SAT as the state’s free college-entrance exam for the first time. Students in 10th grade will take the PSAT 10 on April 11 or 12. ​

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Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™
Kindergarten and Results Matter participants using GOLD® will transition to the new MyTeachingStrategies™ for the 2017-18 school year. This is the latest version of the Teaching Strategies, LLC platform.

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