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Newest State Board member sworn in
Stephen Varela was sworn in during a private ceremony in Pueblo as the newest Colorado State Board of Education member. Varela will represent Congressional District 3.

01/19/2023 - 4:59pm

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Colorado Springs elementary wins Distinguished School award
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Widefield District 3 was presented with the 2022 National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School Award at a special ceremony.

01/19/2023 - 4:32pm

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Public school enrollment dips for second time in three years
Colorado public schools reported a slight dip in enrollment this fall - which is the second decline in three years after three decades of steady year-to-year increases.

01/19/2023 - 9:18am

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State Board upholds Adams 14 decision to deny charter school application
The state board upheld a decision by the Adams 14 School District to deny an application from Be The Change Community School to open a charter for high school students.

01/12/2023 - 4:12pm

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Two new State Board of Education members sworn in
Prior to its first meeting of 2023, two new State Board of Education members, as well as two returning members, were sworn in. The board also elected its officers, naming Rebecca McClellan as board chair and Lisa Escárcega as vice chair.

01/11/2023 - 11:21am

Graduation rates

Statewide four-year graduation rate improves
The four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2022 was 82.3% – a 0.6 percentage point increase from the previous year. A total of 56,284 students graduated in four years, which was 442 more students than in 2021.

01/10/2023 - 11:46am

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Education Commissioner Katy Anthes to step down in July
Commissioner Anthes has announced she plans to step down from her position in July 2023. She has served in the role since May 2016 when she was appointed interim commissioner by the State Board of Education.

12/20/2022 - 11:23am

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State Board finalizes school plan types
At its December meeting, the board approved 92 requests to reconsider ratings and plan types for schools as part of the identification step in the 2022 accountability process.

12/14/2022 - 4:47pm

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Board Member Rankin to resign in January
Rankin has annouced her plans to resign on Jan. 10. She was appointed in August 2015 to fill a mid-term vacancy for the 3rd Congressional District. She was elected in November 2016 to complete that term and re-elected for a full six-year term in November 2020.

12/20/2022 - 11:30am

Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet

Application for Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet open
The Education Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet is seeking 12 new members. To be considered for a cabinet position, eligibile candidates must complete an online application by Wednesday, Jan. 11.  

11/18/2022 - 2:18pm