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Colorado Summer Reading

Discover free learning programs at your local public library that encourage kids to read over the summer and improve your neighborhood with this summer’s theme, Build a Better World.

Learn more about the importance of summer reading

Colorado Summer Food Service Program

Kids eat FREE all summer long! Healthy lunches and snacks are available to all children 18 and under in safe neighborhood sites all across Colorado.

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Graduation Guidelines

Find out more about new graduation requirements and view a menu of options.

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Explore data tools and other resources to help you learn more about Colorado’s schools and districts.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Educator Preparation and Licensing

Resources for educator preparation, alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, educator backgrounds, fingerprints and enforcement.

News & Events

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Teacher shortage action plan town hall series
CDE, along with the Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, will host a series of town hall meetings this summer to address the state's teacher shortage and gather feedback on a strategic plan.

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Mountain

Pearson selected as contractor for state assessments
Colorado will continue working with Pearson to develop and administer the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) state tests. 

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Kids eat FREE all summer long!
The Summer Food Service Program helps schools and community-based sites like libraries and recreation centers offer free meals to kids and teens 18 and younger throughout the summer! Colorado has 595 meal sites this summer, find a site near you. 

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CDE uses purposeful communication to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.
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CDE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of those whose data is collected, used, shared and stored.
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CDE provides resources to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.
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CDE provides data tools, district and school directories and other resources for student learning.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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