Education Laws and Regulations
Both by citizen preference and law, Colorado is a "local control" state. This means that many pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public education decisions -- on issues such as curriculum, personnel, school calendars, graduation requirements, and classroom policy -- are made by the 178 school district administrations and their school boards.
The State Board of Education and CDE are in place to provide guidance and direction for the local districts on statewide educational issues, and to act as a link to many Federal and State programs and services. Please follow the links below for more information on a topic of interest.