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Attend the READing Foundations Academy
The Office of Literacy is offering no-cost professional development focused on explicit and systematic Tier 1 instruction in K-3 reading with an emphasis on foundational reading skills based in the Colorado Academic Standards. 
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State Board Affirms Parental Rights to Refuse Tests
State Board of Education strongly discourages local school boards or school districts from interfering with parent rights on their child’s participation in tests and related data collection.
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New Student Success Video Series
View and share these four short videos that explain how Colorado is ensuring that all students succeed, in every grade, and then in college, career and life!
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Submit an Adult Workforce Partnerships Grant Application by April 15
This grant provides state funds for nonprofit adult education and literacy programs serving as lead agencies and fiscal agents for adult workforce partnerships.
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Apply for School Readiness Assessment Funding by March 20
Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant provides districts with resources and supports for districts with implementation of school readiness plans and assessments in kindergarten. 
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Attend the Language, Culture and Equity Academy on April 30
This annual conference includes national keynote speakers as well as a full day of presentations specific to English language development. There is a limit of two English language development directors or coordinators per district.
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Four-Year-Olds Get a Free Book Through One Book 4 Colorado April 13-27
All Colorado public and military libraries, Reach Out and Read Colorado health clinics, and Denver Preschool Program classrooms will give a copy of this year’s selected book in English or Spanish, April 13-27.
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What Parents Need to Know about CMAS
CMAS are the new state tests in English language arts, math, science and social studies that are given to all Colorado students in grades three-12. The new tests, which replace TCAP, are aligned to the shared expectations for what students across Colorado should know and be able to do. 
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Call for Submissions - Promising Partnership Practices
The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education is collecting promising practices to publish in the first annual Promising Partnership Practices Colorado book. The book will allow schools, districts, and other educational organizations to share how they partner with families and the community for student success.
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Parent Refusals Won’t Result in Lowered Accreditation or School Rating
The state board of education adopted a motion to not hold districts liable for the decisions of parents who do not allow their children to take state tests in English language arts and math. The motion is effective immediately.
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