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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.

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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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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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News & Events

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Attend a teacher shortage town hall
CDE, along with the Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, are hosting a series of town hall meetings this summer to address the state's teacher shortage and gather feedback on a strategic plan. See upcoming town hall meetings or provide your feedback through online survey.

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Colorado announces 2017-18 free and reduced price meal income guidelines
CDE is announcing the policy for children unable to pay the full price served in schools under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program.

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Commissioner Teacher Cabinet members announced
Members of the first ever Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet have been announced. This group of 20 practicing teachers will meet with Commissioner Anthes on a regular basis and provide teacher perspective to the current issues facing our state and schools.

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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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