Check Out Colorado State Parks launches in time for summer
The program is partnership between the State Library, CDE, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and allows library patrons to borrow a backpack containing a CPW pass, which admits a carload of visitors into any of the state’s 42 parks.
State Board meeting: Targets set for accountability; student groups to be counted separately
Highlights from the June State Board of Education meeting in Pueblo.
Change in educator licensing and preparation call center and support hours
Effective June 1, the call center for Office of Educator Preparation, Licensing and Educator Effectiveness will only be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
READ Data Collection is Now Open
The READ data collection will continue through June. The deadline to submit and verify data is June 16. Duplicate records will be identified and removed until the collection close on July 1. The department will inform districts of funding levels by the end of July.
State Board of Education appoints Interim Commissioner of Education
Dr. Katy Anthes was appointed during a special meeting by the State Board of Education.
School Readiness Summer Mini-Conference Series
Kindergarten school readiness mini-conferences will include a variety of topics relevant to district implementation for both teachers and administrators.
New Educator Preparation and Licensing rules adopted
The new rules are a result of a thorough process that involved analyzing, reviewing, researching, coordinating stakeholder engagement and soliciting feedback and recommendations.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listening tour
In May, Colorado education officials launched a statewide tour to gather the public’s input on how Colorado should implement the new federal education law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
General Assembly considers school finance issues
Follow conversations about school finance at the legislature.
eBook access opens for Title I and free/reduced lunch schools
Open eBooks was launched nationally to make thousands of award-winning and popular electronic books available to low-income K-12 students and families. Students qualify if the school is Title 1 eligible or receives Title 1 funds, or if 70 percent or more of the students receive free or reduced lunch benefits.