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Colorado Education Highlights features the great work being done in Colorado at schools and districts, BOCES, and other education-related organizations. For more information, email CDE Communications

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Stories of Promising Practice: Tavelli Elementary School

The Colorado Department of Education is highlighting success stories of teachers, students and administrators around the state in classrooms and schools through storytelling and videos in hopes that their experience can help others elevate their work. This is one of several such stories, looking at the success at Tavelli Elementary School in the Poudre Valley School District. Tavelli was once a struggling school that was quickly turned around to become a high achieving school.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How I convinced my staff that state standards and PARCC tests benefit kids

Lana Gardner, a principal of a rural Colorado school, pushed her staff to abandon textbook-based learning and embrace Colorado's academic standards and PARCC testing. Five years later, she says her staff is stronger and smarter and has a better grasp of content than ever before. Read her personal narrative that was first published in Chalkbeat and published with permission.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stories of Promising Practices: Compass Montessori School

Colorado Department of Education is highlighting success stories of teachers, students and administrators around the state in classrooms and schools through storytelling and videos in hopes that their experience can help others elevate their work. This is one of several such stories, looking at the success at Compass Montessori School in Jefferson County, the first public school in the country to offer Montessori education from pre-K through the 12th grade.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

CEI joins forces with partners to support military students, families in academic success

Colorado’s military students and their families are getting the academic tools and supports they need to become college ready. For children of military personnel to have academic success, they must have consistent, high-quality educational opportunities whenever and wherever their families may be transferred.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

STEM workshops aim to inspire students during fall break

Students from three elementary schools in District 49 attend a two-week POWER Zone workshop to inspire pursuits into scientific knowledge and processes.

Friday, October 28, 2016

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