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Dropout Prevention and Engagement

Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement.

Dropout Prevention and Engagement is dedicated to strengthening, coordinating and aligning resources to reduce the Colorado dropout rate and ensure graduation and school completion and will advance efforts across the state to support planning and implementation of effective practices at the local level. The Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement Unit includes six programs and initiatives and in 2010-11 represents over $31 million in funding to support districts, schools, educators and students.

Latest News and Updates

Colorado Continues Steady Gains on Graduation Rate

Data released Thursday, January 23, 2014 by the Colorado Department of Education shows the statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2013 increased 1.5 percentage points to 76.9 percent as compared to last year.

Resources and Tools for Graduation and Dropout Rates

School Closure Support Tool Now Available

Request for Partnership Providers: Application Deadline Extended to December 9, 2014

We are now soliciting applications to support the Student Re-engagement Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to create regional partnerships to support student re-engagement and provide opportunities for those who have dropped out of school. Eligible applicants include local and regional government agencies.

School Attendance Resources

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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