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ESSA Listening Tour

Participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Listening Tour. Join us and share ideas about how Colorado should implement the nation’s new education law.

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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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General Assembly Considers School Finance Issues

Follow conversations about school finance at the legislature. 

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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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Register for the June 1 ESSA Webinar
Teams will present a general overview of ESSA and then facilitate a community discussion to gather feedback. Participants must register to receive the webinar link.

State Board of Education appoints Interim Commissioner of Education
Dr. Katy Anthes was appointed during a special meeting by the State Board of Education. 

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listening tour
In May Colorado education officials will launch a statewide tour to gather the public’s input on how Colorado should implement the new federal education law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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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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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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