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Colorado Education Highlights

Colorado Education Highlights features the great work being done in Colorado at schools and districts, BOCES, and other education-related organizations. For more information, email CDE Communications

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Stories of Promising Practice: Prairie School District

Prairie School District, in an area of Colorado where beef cattle production ranches dominate the economy, offers a popular bovine reproduction class. The class helps teach children of ranch owners a necessary science and also is a pathway into careers in animal science and other biology.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Stories of Promising Practice: Conrad Ball Middle School

Conrad Ball Middle School in Loveland used a three-year grant to rework its instructional practices, including developing a "Plus Schedule" that would allow teachers to have more time to plan.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Stories of Promising Practice: CIVA Charter High School

At CIVA Charter High School, teachers are trained in Quantum Learning, which focuses on attention span. The theory is that 15 minutes is the longest most people can focus on a specific task using a single approach. Consequently, most classroom lessons at CIVA are taught in 15-minute blocks, with teachers shifting between visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches to instruction.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Meet Dr. Floyd Cobb, Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Unit

Dr. Floyd Cobb is the new executive director of the CDE's Teaching and Learning Unit. Cobb has basically done it all in education, from teacher to high school AP and district administrator.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bill Kottenstette - CDE's Director of Schools of Choice Office

Bill Kottenstette joins the Colorado Department of Education as the director of the Schools of Choice office. He joins the state as executive director of Compass Montessori, where he led one of the only public schools in the country that offers an authentic Montessori education from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Monday, June 5, 2017

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