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Joyce Rankin

Board Member Rankin to resign in January
Rankin has annouced her plans to resign on Jan. 10. She was appointed in August 2015 to fill a mid-term vacancy for the 3rd Congressional District. She was elected in November 2016 to complete that term and re-elected for a full six-year term in November 2020.

12/20/2022 - 11:30am

Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet

Application for Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet open
The Education Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet is seeking 12 new members. To be considered for a cabinet position, eligibile candidates must complete an online application by Wednesday, Jan. 11.  

11/18/2022 - 2:18pm

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Board gives final approval to revised academic standards in social studies
The board approved final revisions to Colorado Academic Standards for social studies after adding the contributions of ethnic and religious groups as well as LGTBQ+ people in the teaching of civil government.

11/10/2022 - 5:35pm

Colorado Teacher of the Year graphic of star in envelope to announce 2023 winner

Aurora teacher named next Colorado Teacher of the Year
Jimmy Lee Day II, the band director and instrumental music teacher at East Middle School in Aurora Public Schools, was announced as Colorado’s 2023 Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at his school.

11/17/2022 - 10:25am

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Colorado outscores nation in reading but mirrors declining math scores
Results from a national math and reading test for fourth and eighth graders showed Colorado scores, along with the rest of the U.S., dropped in most areas since the pandemic. State reading scores, however, were better than the national average.

10/24/2022 - 3:12pm

State seal of Colorado to represent the state board of education

State board advances recommended revisions to civics and media literacy standards
The board advanced proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards for civics and media literacy as recommended by a committee of educators, business leaders and community members. 

10/13/2022 - 4:25pm

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Durango teacher wins prestigious Milken Award
Fifth-grade math teacher Tiffany Miera won the $25,000 Milken Award today in a surprise ceremony at Needham Elementary School in Durango.

10/11/2022 - 11:00am

Colorado state emblem and Colorado Department of Education

Expanded Learning Opportunities grant helps offer afterschool and summer school programs
Dozens of afterschool and summer programs will receive $21 million from the ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities grant program intended to help districts and communities accelerate student learning to address the impacts of the pandemic. 

09/29/2022 - 3:45pm

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Districts, charter schools receive ESSER grants for math and K-3 reading curricula
 A total of 42 Colorado school districts and 28 charter schools will each receive a portion of $10 million in federal grants for K-8 math curricula and K-3 READ Act instructional programming.

09/21/2022 - 2:41pm

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools

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