Attend a School Emergency Management Training
Attend a training for schools and districts on developing and implementing high-quality, school emergency operations plans. The Colorado District Emergency Operations Plan Self-Assessment is also available and responses provide a baseline on the components of Colorado’s emergency managing planning processes.
Learn About New Professional Standards for School Nutrition Employees
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture published new regulations that are expected to result in consistent, professional standards that strengthen the ability of school nutrition professionals and staff to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
Learn About the Impact of H.B.15-1323 on School and District Accountability
A fact sheet is available with an impact summary of H.B. 15-1323 on assessments and the accountability process for 2015-16. It includes an overview of school and district ratings, the accountability clock and the unified improvement planning process.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.