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News Release - The State Board of Education approves targets for 2024 frameworks
The State Board of Education in its November board meeting voted to keep the 2024 targets in school and district frameworks consistent with 2019 and 2023 targets. The targets are the cut scores that differentiate ratings in the frameworks, which every year provide schools and districts with a performance rating based on achievement and growth on state assessments, along with other postsecondary and workforce readiness measures.

03/26/2024 - 3:04pm

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Berthoud teacher named 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Berthoud Teacher Jessica May named 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year in special ceremony at her school in Thompson School District. 

03/26/2024 - 3:11pm

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News Release - State Board of Education considers additional measures for school and district ratings
State Board of Education met for its monthly meeting in Alamosa and discussed additional measures for school and district ratings. 

03/26/2024 - 3:04pm

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News Release -- All eligible school districts opt in to Healthy School Meals for All
More than 800,000 students in public schools will have access to free breakfast and lunch under the new Healthy School Meals for All initiative that was adopted by all eligible school districts in Colorado.   

09/29/2023 - 3:13pm

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News Release -- Four Colorado schools named 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Four Colorado schools were named today as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools, recognizing their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap between some groups of students. 

09/19/2023 - 12:48pm

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News Release - Seven finalists announced for 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year
The Colorado Department of Education announced seven finalists for the 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year competition with the sole finalist to be announced by the end of October.

03/26/2024 - 3:14pm

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News Release - State Board of Education hears about progress of schools implementing improvement plans
During the State Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting in September CDE staff provided updates on progress at 11 schools and one district that have been implementing improvement plans ordered by the board following multiple years of low ratings in the accountability system. 

09/14/2023 - 4:41pm

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News Release - Schools and districts show improvement on Colorado’s preliminary accountability framework
 A greater percentage of schools and districts earned higher marks on the preliminary accountability frameworks than in 2022, showing a gradual improvement occurring across the state since the pandemic. 

08/29/2023 - 2:26pm

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Colorado Department of Education pledges $11 million to support educators across the state with classroom project materials
Colorado Education Commissioner Susana Córdova announced on Thursday that the Colorado Department of Education will allocate $11 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help pre-K to 12th grade public school educators with classroom resources to address COVID-19 learning loss.  

03/26/2024 - 3:15pm

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Heat-related resources for schools
Due to inclement weather, schools and districts may be asked about extreme heat protocols. Guidance from the National Weather Service on extreme heat is available on CDE's school safety and crisis resources page.

08/23/2023 - 1:48pm