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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.

Teaching and Learning

School and District Information

Important Dates & Information

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Provide feedback on Educator Talent Rules
CDE staff, with help of teachers, principals and district leaders, have updated the Teacher Quality Standards based on several years of full implementation of the Colorado Educator Effectiveness System. Review the rule updates and submit comments to the state board by May 2.

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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.

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State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

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Teacher-authored units include learning experiences, assessment ideas and more.

Learn more about instructional unit samples

How to get started with home schooling in Colorado.

Learn more about home schooling

A summary of the IEP process and tips by parents and professionals.

Learn more about the IEP DVD

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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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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing 

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