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Colorado's ESSA State Plan Development

Under the guidance of the State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will utilize a Hub/Spoke Committee structure for ESSA state plan development. The idea is to create a formal, central Hub Committee that will have an oversight role in the development of a draft of our state plan to be submitted to the State Board in early 2017, and ESSA topical spoke committees that will be responsible for developing and appropriately reviewing sections of the state plan with the nimbleness and flexibility to get the work done in a timely manner.

ESSA Hub Committee

The purpose of ESSA Hub Committee is to provide oversight of the ESSA state plan development and act in an advisory capacity to the Department. The goal of the committee is to review and revise proposed state plan drafts that reflect a final consensus of the committee, the constituencies the members represent, and is in alignment with the vision of the State Board.

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Hub Committee Meeting Information

Unless otherwise noted below, each Hub Committee meeting will begin at 12 pm and end at 4 pm, and will take place in the State Board of Education room at the Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, March 6, 2017 Meeting
    Agenda | Minutes | Presentation Slides

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ESSA Spoke Committees

The goal of each spoke committee will be to address state plan requirements in the draft of their ESSA plan section; thoroughly review drafts with constituency groups as needed and appropriate; consider and respond to feedback from ESSA listening tour; and provide updates to, and review plans with, the ESSA hub committee throughout the submission process. The Colorado Department of Education will designate as many members as required to adequately staff and participate in the committee structure.

Visit our ESSA Feedback Webpage to view current and upcoming opportunities to provide input on key recommendations and submit feedback on state plan section drafts. 

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Each spoke committee will be led by a team of CDE staff members and utilize existing committees and groups as needed with the option to add new members as appropriate and necessary.


Critical Review Partnerships for Plan Development

CDE’s goal is to develop an ESSA plan that is understood and can be publicly supported by all. In addition to the organizations listed in the hub committee, we will review plans, as they are developed with a variety of groups that have a broad array of perspectives.

If you are interested in being added to our list of critical review partners to provide feedback on state plan drafts and decision points, please submit your contact information and visit our ESSA Feedback Webpage to view current and upcoming feedback opportunities.

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