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Capital Construction Emergency Grant Programs
The Division of Capital Construction's BEST program has emergency grants available to school districts, charter schools, BOCES and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. These include year-round emergency grants as well as emergency grants specifically for natural disasters.
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Webinar Offered on Increasing Achievement for Students with Serious Emotional Disabilities
This webinar addresses academic and behavioral strategies to embed in instruction to increase academic achievement for students with serious emotional disabilities (SED).
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New Data Visualization Tool for TELL Results
A new interactive report is available for schools and districts that received high participation rates on the TELL Survey. The tool features a  map, longitudinal data, and comparison points.
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2015 Legislative Assessment and Accountability Changes
View a summary and next steps for implementing HB 15-1323, concerning assessments in public schools and SB 15-56, concerning reducing the frequency of social studies testing.
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Colorado’s PARCC Tests Will be Shorter, Easier to Administer
The PARCC Governing Board voted to reduce total test time for the English language arts and math tests by about 90 minutes for each grade beginning in the 2015-16 school year and to consolidate the two testing windows into one window near the end of the school year.
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Chairwoman Neal Resigns from State Board of Education
State Board of Education Chairwoman Marcia Neal has announced she will resign from the state board of education effective July 31, 2015.
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State Board Approves High School Science Cut Scores
During its regularly scheduled meeting, the state board approved cut scores for the high school science test and denied requests from districts for waivers from state tests.
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Accountability Work Group Discusses Future Options
This stakeholder group will make recommendations to CDE on how to enhance the School and District Performance Frameworks for the 2016 release.
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View GED Resources for Students and Educators
Resources include information on the GED exam, how to schedule, preparation materials and professional development resources.
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Attend a Training on Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment and Implementation
Trainings will help prepare kindergarten teachers and administrators for a smooth roll out of School Readiness legislation.
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