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Notice Inviting Public Comment –The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Colorado State Plan Draft

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:10pm

In order to demonstrate that Colorado meets the requirements of ESSA and to access the funding allocated to the state, CDE must submit a plan to the United States Department of Education for approval. Fundamental to the requirements of the ESSA plan, is that the department engage in meaningful consultation with a broad range of education stakeholders in developing the plan and, once a draft of the plan has been completed, to make the plan available for public comment.

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Regulations on Assessments under Title I, Part A & Title I, Part B

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs Unit
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:28pm

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) recently announced final regulations to implement Assessments under Title I Part A & Title I, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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State Board of Education Pushes Back Colorado’s ESSA Submission

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:26am

At the November meeting, the Colorado State Board of Education agreed to delay the submission of the state’s plan for the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Colorado, as with other states, must develop a plan on how to implement ESSA by next year. The Colorado State Board of Education is expected to receive a draft of the state plan by early 2017 and was planning on delivering the document to the U.S. Department of Education by early March.

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Live stream the ESSA Hub Committee meetings

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9:44am

The Colorado Department of Education will offer live audio streaming of the ESSA Hub Committee meetings beginning with the next meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016.

To access the live stream, please visit the ESSA State Plan Development webpage (http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/essa_stateplandevelopment)  and click the “Listen Live!” button starting at 12:30 pm on September 12.

Please note that the Listen Live feature is only available during scheduled meeting dates.

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CDE introduces ESSA in Colorado E-Newsletter

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:21pm

The Colorado Department of Education is pleased to announce a new way to receive regular updates on Colorado’s ESSA state plan development. Please click here to subscribe to our new ESSA in Colorado E-Newsletter.

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ESSA Hub Committee Membership

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:19am

The State Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education are pleased to announce the finalized ESSA Hub Committee membership. The Hub committee will include:

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Update on Colorado’s ESSA State Plan Development

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

Thank you to the hundreds of educators, parents, and students who took the time to attend and provide feedback at the ESSA listening tour events, listening tour webinar, and through our ESSA blog and email inbox. We are in the process of finalizing the compilations of comments, concerns, and ideas we heard during the tour.  We have sent the input we received by site to all who attended the sessions and are also posting the comments by site on the CDE website.

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Proposed ESSA Regulations and Public Comment Process from the U.S. Department of Education

By Brad Bylsma, Director, Office of ESEA Programs
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:37pm

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 31, and are available here.  These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by August 1, 2016.  The U.S.

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Participate in the ESSA Listening Tour Webinar

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:43am

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) officials visited seven locations across Colorado, with 13 sessions in total, as part of the ESSA listening tour. CDE is hosting an ESSA listening tour webinar on June 1st for those unable to attend an in-person session. This listening tour session is open to all interested participants.

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Updated FAQs: Transitions to ESSA

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:23am

The U.S. Department of Education released an updated set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the transition from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Please visit our ESSA webpage to review the ESSA FAQs and other information related to the new law.

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