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Apply for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award
Eligible schools and districts will be an exemplary model of achievement in sustainability, health and environmental education. Applications are due Nov. 16.
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Learn About the 2015-16 English Language Proficiency Act Allocations and Distributions
The ELPA program allocations are to be used to provide additional funding to support the implementation of evidenced-based English language development programs for all eligible K-12 English learners.
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Apply for the 2016 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program by Oct. 8
This competitive merit-based program brings outstanding high school to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it and provides a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship for continued course work in government, history and public affairs.
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These documents provide a high level understanding on topics around Colorado’s education system.


Learn more about State Board of Education operating procedures for legislation.


Applying for E-rate funds? Learn more about how to create a technology plan.


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