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Attend a Training to Help Strengthen Your Local Wellness Policy
Trainings in March and April will help districts update local wellness policy with best practices in school health and determine strategies to assess and implement policy. 
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Apply for the Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant April 15-17
This grant program offsets the cost of employing a qualified person to administer the gifted program and to conduct universal screening. Administrative units are highly encouraged to submit applications on Wednesday, April 15.
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Summer Reading Makes a Difference for Colorado Families
Summer reading programs can fight summer slide, prepare young children for learning to read, and instill the love of reading in kids of all ages.
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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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