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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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ESSA Summaries

By Alyssa Pearson, Interim Associate Commissioner
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:18am

Many different organizations have written summaries to help interested stakeholders digest this new 1000 page law!  We have posted a few brief summaries that may help you to understand what is in ESSA and how it is different than what was in No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  Included are:

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ESSA Statewide Listening Tour

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 3:22pm

Colorado Department of Education staff will travel to six sites in May to discuss the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and solicit feedback from the community regarding key provisions of the law. This is the beginning of a year-long effort to engage Coloradans in the writing of the state’s ESSA plan.

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Education Technology and ESSA

By DeLilah Collins, E-rate and Ed Tech Coordinator, Federal Programs
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 1:15pm

Title II Part D of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) prioritized education technology in elementary and secondary schools to improve student achievement. When Title II Part D received its last appropriation in 2010, direct funding for technology was eliminated, and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) had to look to other programs to pay for technology expenditures.  Over the past several years, a significant effort has been made to ensure that students have access to technology rich classrooms.

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New Opportunities in Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Coming in 2017-18

By Brad Bylsma, Director, Office of ESEA Programs
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:09pm

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ESSA and Early Learning

By Sharon Triolo-Moloney, P-3 Alignment Director, Early Learning and School Readiness
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 12:19pm

ESSA has made clear there will be additional opportunities to support early learning initiatives.  There are various sections throughout ESSA that promote a new focus on programs designed specifically to support early learning. These opportunities can be found in Title I, Title II, Title III and Title IX, Section 9212, which focuses on Preschool Development Grants.  

Districts using Title I funds to support early childhood programs will be required to comply with Head Start performance standards. 

Other highlights include funds and supports for, but not limited to:

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And on the lighter side…..

By Dave Schneiderman, Supervisor, Office of Grants Fiscal
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:23pm

I, like many people in my position, spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s reading the new ESSA Law.  It was 391 pages of light and easy reading until I came upon page 338.  Being so far into the new law, my mind was a bit numb and I did not stop until 3 pages later.  I had to back up to make sure what I read wasn’t a hallucination.  But there it was, page 338, SEC. 9206, right between “Report on Department Actions to Address Office of Inspector General Reports” and “Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Reauthorization”; “Posthumous Pardon.”

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Briefing on ESSA: West Comprehensive Center at WestEd

By Richard Crandall, Commissioner of Education
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:39am

Last Friday, February 26, six of us from CDE had the chance to join the leadership teams from the Departments of Ed in Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona for a deep dive into the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It was a one-day crash course looking at accountability, teacher qualifications, use of funds, and flexibility. I came away with a much clearer understanding of our responsibilities over the next 18 months, but more importantly, I came away with tremendous excitement about what we can accomplish as a state.

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New FAQs: Transitions to ESSA

By Patrick Chapman, Executive Director, Federal Programs
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 2:56pm

The U.S. Department of Education released a set of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  frequently asked questions (FAQs) based on questions received from states and others.

The Department prepared these FAQs (ESSA FAQ document) to support states and LEAs in understanding expectations during the transition to full implementation of the ESSA, and will continue to add to these FAQs over the coming months.  

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ESSA Discontinued Programs

By DeLilah Collins, E-rate and Ed Tech Coordinator, Federal Programs
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:34am

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act formally removed programs that have been defunded or will no longer receive funding. The list below outlines some of the eliminated programs and where support for the activities can be found in ESSA. For Title II B, Colorado will receive funding through 2016-17. The other programs listed below were previously defunded, but will remain REAP eligible through 2016-17.

CDE will provide an overview of all changes by program in the near future.

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