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Communications Division

Our Publications

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News Releases
Important announcements from the Colorado Department of Education.

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The Scoop
Weekly e-newsletter featuring news and announcements.

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Commissioner's Communications
The commissioner shares highlights, news and answers key questions.

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Educator Effectiveness News
Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of Colorado’s reform efforts.

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CDE Update
The latest information on the agency's most significant initiatives.

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Colorado Education Highlights
Features the great work being done in Colorado at schools and districts, BOCES and other education-related organizations.

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ESSU e-Newsletter
This monthly newsletter is sent to administrators, educators and support staff and features training opportunities, news, and events.

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Standards Review and Revision e-Newsletter
This e-newsletter provides the latest information on the standards review and revision committees and any other new developments.

Resources for Superintendents and Principals

  • Communications Toolkits
    Resources such as fact sheets and drop-in letters for districts to use when communicating about complex education topics. Materials can be modified and personalized to meet individual needs.
    • State Assessments Toolkit
      Resources to help districts and schools communicate effectively with parents about what to expect for the current year's assessments and how to use score reports.
    • District and School Performance Frameworks
      Resources to help districts and schools communicate effectively with parents about the release of the School and District Performance Frameworks.
    • Educator Effectiveness Metrics
      To support districts in communicating with teachers and communities about the public release of the metrics.
  • Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines
    Created to guide Colorado superintendents and principals through key implementation work occurring during the 2016-17 school year.

Resources for Parents and Families

View resources to assist parents and students on a variety of topics, including state testing, standards, school information and more.

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

To submit a CORA request:

  1. Read the Open Records Policy (PDF)
    The policy specifies how the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§ 24-72-201 to 206, C.R.S.) is applied in a uniform and reliable manner.
  1. Email the Communications Division with your request.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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