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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

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Apply for the Early Literacy Grant Competition by March 15
This grant provides funds to ensure the essential components of reading instruction are embedded into all elements of the primary, K-3 teaching structures to assist students in achieving reading competency. 
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Student and teacher reading

Complete the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Application
CDE is accepting applications for the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project for the 2016-2017 school year. Renewal applications are due March 3 and new applications are due April 15.
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Submit a Proposal for the 2016 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Academy
The Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education partnered with numerous stakeholders to offer this annual professional learning opportunity. Session proposal forms are due Wednesday, Feb. 10.
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Teacher-authored units include learning experiences, assessment ideas and more.


How to get started with home schooling in Colorado.


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


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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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