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CDE still accepting public feedback on social studies
The Colorado Academic Standards review committees for the Social Studies released draft recommendations for revisions to the standards. The public feedback window on revisions has been extended to Feb. 1.

01/04/2022 - 2:36pm

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Board begins process of reviewing academic standards in social studies and arts
The board kicked off its review of recommendations for revising the Colorado Academic Standards in social studies and the arts as required by House Bill 20-1032. Public feedback on these recommendations will open Friday, Nov. 12.

11/11/2021 - 4:25pm

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School districts to implement legislative correction to property taxes
This December most state's school districts will begin incrementally raising property taxes to fix a decades’ old practice that reduced local taxes for education based on what has now been determined to be a misinterpretation of the Colorado Constitution.

11/09/2021 - 3:51pm

Colorado Teacher of the Year

Glenwood Springs teacher named 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Autumn Rivera, a sixth-grade science teacher at Glenwood Springs Middle School in Roaring Fork School District, was named Colorado’s 2022 Teacher of the Year in a surprise, limited-capacity ceremony on Friday, Oct. 22.

10/22/2021 - 1:29pm

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State Board approves grants to expand computer science education
At its October meeting, the board approved grants that will provide teacher training in computer science and to expand participation in computer science by historically underrepresented students.

11/09/2021 - 3:53pm

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State releases draft plan for new Department of Early Childhood, calls for public comment
Colorado released the first draft of a plan to establish the Department of Early Childhood that will align and strengthen the state’s early childhood care and education services and programs, including the voter-approved, voluntary, universal preschool program.

10/08/2021 - 1:04pm

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Adams 14 School District's accreditation restored
The district's accreditation was restored after it complied with a state board order requiring the district to sign a memorandum of understanding and joint letter with its management partner confirming that they will resume working together to turn around low academic performance.

10/07/2021 - 11:41am

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Adams 14 School District's accreditation removed, State Board provides path for restoration
The board affirmed that Adams 14 School District lost its state accreditation after failure to submit a required joint statement confirming they were working with their board directed external manager.

10/04/2021 - 6:09pm

U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools

Six Colorado schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools
CDE congratulates the six Colorado schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools, celebrating their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap between some groups of students. 

09/21/2021 - 10:29am

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Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists announced
Seven finalists for the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition have been selected, with the sole finalist to be announced by the end of October.  

09/20/2021 - 11:42am