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CDE Honors Award Winners
CDE recognizes Districts Accredited with Distinction, Centers of Excellence schools and other award winners.
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New Educator Licensing Director Dr. Colleen O'Neil

New Executive Director of Licensure
Dr. Colleen O’Neil will fill Dr. Jami Goetz’s role upon her retirement from her position in the Office of Professional Services and Licensing. 
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Closing CDE’s Work with inBloom
Commissioner Robert Hammond announced the state department’s closure of its relationship with inBloom, a data management organization.
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New English Learner’s Program Guidebook
The CDE Office of Language, Culture, and Equity has a new Guidebook for Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating Services for English Learners supporting schools and districts across Colorado. Includes current federal and state requirements, CDE policies and guidance and best and promising practices.
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Register for Family Engagement Trainings
These free trainings will cover many topics, including examples of how schools and districts in Colorado are partnering with families.
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Current GED Test Expiring at End of 2013
The current GED test expires at the end of 2013 and will be replaced by the new, computer-based 2014 test. There are four amnesty days when test fees will be waived for those who want to complete their GED this year. 
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E-rate Training Available for 2014-15 Funding Year
CDE is offering beginner and advanced training sessions to all E-rate applicants and service providers in Colorado Springs, Greeley, Grand Junction, and the Metro Denver area.
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2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Elizabeth Miner, a physical education teacher at Fitzsimmons Middle School in Platte Canyon School District, was named the 2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
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Apply for Qualified Zone Academy Bond Allocations
Districts can obtain low or interest-free financing for renovation, repair, and other needs. Funds are available on a first come, first-served basis.
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UIP Progress Monitoring Workshops in November
Participants will focus on implementing a continuous improvement cycle across the school year and leave with tools for engaging with local planning teams to monitor the progress improvement efforts. 
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