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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

Headshot of Commissioner Katy Anthes

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

Joyce Rankin

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

State seal of Colorado to represent the State Board of Education

Board gives final approval to revised academic standards in social studies
The board approved final revisions to Colorado Academic Standards for social studies after adding the contributions of ethnic and religious groups as well as LGTBQ+ people in the teaching of civil government.

11/10/2022 - 5:35pm

Colorado Teacher of the Year graphic of star in envelope to announce 2023 winner

Aurora teacher named next Colorado Teacher of the Year
Jimmy Lee Day II, the band director and instrumental music teacher at East Middle School in Aurora Public Schools, was announced as Colorado’s 2023 Teacher of the Year in a surprise ceremony at his school.

11/17/2022 - 10:25am

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Colorado outscores nation in reading but mirrors declining math scores
Results from a national math and reading test for fourth and eighth graders showed Colorado scores, along with the rest of the U.S., dropped in most areas since the pandemic. State reading scores, however, were better than the national average.

10/24/2022 - 3:12pm

State seal of Colorado to represent the state board of education

State board advances recommended revisions to civics and media literacy standards
The board advanced proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards for civics and media literacy as recommended by a committee of educators, business leaders and community members. 

10/13/2022 - 4:25pm