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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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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

Colorado Teacher of the Year - Sean Wybrant

Sean Wybrant, a Career Technical Education teacher at William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, was named Colorado's Teacher of the Year for 2017. Wybrant brings an out-of-the-box perspective to teaching and is committed to providing students with real world experiences in the classroom.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Stories of Promising Practice: Assessment Literacy in Centennial Middle School

Centennial Middle School in Montrose had low expectations and a subpar academic record before it implemented the Colorado Assessment Literacy Program, helping the school to increase student academic success.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stories of Promising Practice: Stukey Elementary turnaround

Stukey Elementary School in Northglenn was struggling academically before it got involved in CDE's Turnaround Network. The school now has risen from the state's lowest rating to its second highest.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Stories of Promising Practice: How Jeffco is revolutionizing career and technical education

Jefferson County Public Schools has honed its approach to preparing students for an array of postsecondary options. Problem-based learning has become a focus in middle schools and career and technical education (CTE) at high schools.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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