We are pleased to present a report on turnarounds in Colorado, written by the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the Buechner Institute for Governance in the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver and in partnership with the Center of Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.
School Improvement Tiered Intervention Grant
Application for 1003(g) Funds
The new Tiered Intervention Grant Request For Proposal (RFP) is now available. This new program is designed to support districts with chronically low performing schools in the lowest 5 percent of achievement as indicated by state assessments.
Approved Turnaround Providers
The Colorado Department of Education will no longer be maintaining a list of approved educational providers for specific grant programs. Instead, as a service to the field, CDE will give providers the opportunity to submit information regarding the services and products they offer. Once a provider profile has been submitted (with all required information completed), the profile information will be made available on the CDE website for districts and schools to access. Access the list.
Providers are asked to submit the information into a web-based form online.
Resource: Engaging External Service Providers (PDF)
The Colorado Department of Education developed this resource guide to support schools and districts that engage external service providers as part of their school improvement process. Regardless of whether services are purchased with grant funds or per pupil revenue, spending public money requires the highest level of transparency and prudent decision-making when it comes to purchasing processes. This guide is designed to inform best practice when it comes to identifying potential providers, issuing a request for proposal based on identified needs, evaluating potential providers and their proposals, contracting with an external provider, and evaluating and monitoring the provider's ongoing performance.