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2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Christina Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District No. 2, is the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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2017 state assessment scores and growth results released
Overall school-, district- and state-level results from the 2017 administration of statewide assessments are now available along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.

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Provide feedback on 21st Century Skills
Colorado’s 21st Century Skills are part of the standards review and revision process. Participate in this feedback opportunity about these essential skills students need to be successful.

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New Educator Talent Area Launched
The Educator Talent Unit develops, deploys and supports educators, schools and districts/BOCES across Colorado with the goal of having the most effective leaders and educators in every school and classroom. Visit our new area! 

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Attend a teacher shortage town hall
CDE, along with the Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, are hosting a series of town hall meetings this summer to address the state's teacher shortage and gather feedback on a strategic plan. See upcoming town hall meetings or provide your feedback through online survey.

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Colorado announces 2017-18 free and reduced price meal income guidelines
CDE is announcing the policy for children unable to pay the full price served in schools under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program.

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Commissioner Teacher Cabinet members announced
Members of the first ever Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet have been announced. This group of 20 practicing teachers will meet with Commissioner Anthes on a regular basis and provide teacher perspective to the current issues facing our state and schools.

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Financial Transparency Website now available to view
The financial transparency public website launched June 30 as a result of HB 14-1292. It presents 2015-16 school and district financial information in a comprehensible format, allowing users to track the funding and spending for education within the state.

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Pearson selected as contractor for state assessments
Colorado will continue working with Pearson to develop and administer the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) state tests. 

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PSAT to be ninth-grade state assessment for ELA and math
Beginning next spring, Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT 8/9 as the statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and math, replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests in those subjects.

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