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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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View Concurrent Enrollment Implementation Clarifications
Through a review of statute and rules with Colorado’s Attorney General, concurrent enrollment program guidance has been clarified for districts planning for the 2015-16 academic year.
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Submit Comments for Colorado's Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver Renewal
CDE seeks input by March 6 regarding Colorado's proposed waiver and intent to renew from stakeholder groups, including: superintendents, local ESEA program directors, professional organizations, advisory groups, child advocacy groups and the public.
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View the Final Report from the Assessment Task Force
The Standards and Assessments Task Force presented a report of findings and recommendations to the Joint Education Committee and Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 28.
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2014-15 Milken Educator Award
Third-grade Sunnyside Elementary teacher Carrie Harper was surprised with this year's Milken Educator Award and $25,000 cash. Harper is known for the effective and creative ways she infuses her love of learning into the Sunnyside community.
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GED Incentives
The GED Testing Service is offering discounts for students taking the GED tests and practice tests. Offers are valid from Jan. 26 through Feb. 28.
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New Family and Community Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards
These user-friendly guides for grades six-12 are designed to help families and communities across Colorado better understand the goals and outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards.
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New Communication Toolkits
These new resources make it easy for districts/schools to communicate with teachers or staff and principals/teachers to communicate with parents or community members. 
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View the 2014 Dropout and Graduation Rates
State continues to show improvement in latest graduation rate; dropout rate continues to decline.
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Student Enrollment Continues to Grow
Statewide preschool through 12th-grade pupil count for the 2014-2015 school year increased by 12,007 over the previous year.
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