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Board OKs submission of state’s ESSA plan to the federal government

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:45pm

After more than a year of work creating Colorado’s implementation plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), CDE received approval from the state board at their April meeting to submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

In March, CDE was notified by the USDE that a state that wants to be considered in the early review window will have up until May 3rd to secure the required signatures and submit their ESSA plan. CDE expects to submit the plan soon.

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Colorado Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan to be submitted to feds for early window review

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:58pm

In February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to do away with the Obama Administration’s proposed rules regarding ESSA accountability, reporting, and state plans. On March 10, the U.S. Senate also voted to repeal the proposed rules.  On Monday, March 24, President Trump signed the order and finalized the repeal process. As a result of the repeal, the U.S.

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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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Feedback Requested from School Improvement Spoke Committee

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 12:08pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Improvement Spoke Committee requests your feedback, by January 13, 2017, on key school improvement decision points needed for implementation.

The specific decision points available for comment now for the school improvement section of the state plan are:

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Feedback requested from Accountability and Standards spoke committees

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:20am

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Spoke Committee/Accountability Work Group requests your feedback, by Wednesday, Dec. 14, on key accountability decision points needed for implementing ESSA.

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Regulations on Accountability, Data, Reporting, and State Plan provisions of ESSA

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs Unit
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:35am

The U.S.

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Opportunities to Provide Input on ESSA State Plan Recommendations and Drafts

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:55am

The Colorado Department of Education will begin a process for the public to provide feedback to the ESSA drafts and recommendations through an online survey. Of particular importance are comments related to specific ESSA decision points and those related to new ESSA programs, new program flexibility and substantive changes to programsMost windows will be open for two weeks or more, but may vary based upon the draft stage.

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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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U.S. Department of Education Releases Title II Guidance

By Jennifer Simons, Title II Coordinator, ESEA Programs Office
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:53am

The U.S. Department of Education recently released non-regulatory guidance on Title II, Part A. This guidance includes information and resources for State, district, and school personnel, including:

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Title III Guidance

By Jessica Hollingshead, Executive Director Support, Federal Programs Unit
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:35pm

The U.S. Department of Education recently released non-regulatory guidance on Title III, Part A. This guidance includes information and resources for State, district, and school personnel, including:

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