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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student and overall system 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.

We have clear goals related to student achievement, educator effectiveness, school/district performance and state agency operations – all aimed at preparing students for success after high school.

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New Standards and Assessment Task Force
The Task Force was established through HB 1202 to study the implications of the statewide assessment system for school districts, public schools, educators, and students.  The first meeting will be in mid-July, with a final report due to the legislature by January 2015.  
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Announcing the New CDE Brand
The Colorado Department of Education is now part of the unified state brand. Each state agency is distinguished by a department shield with a unique symbol and color palette. 
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Expanded CDE Resource Bank
The CDE Resource Bank provides quick and easy access to resources for Colorado educators that are designed to advance student learning through a focus on standards, assessments and educator effectiveness. 
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Supporting Learning

CDE uses data to analyze student performance and inform educational improvements at the policy, state board and classroom level.
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CDE supports districts with implementation of policy and programs designed to prepare students for success in college and careers.
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CDE continuously improves Colorado’s education system to provide students with the future skills and essential knowledge needed for success in a globally competitive world.
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CDE informs and advances education policies aimed at supporting educators and providing an exceptional education for all students.
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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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