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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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Two outstanding Colorado students chosen as delegates for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Maia Elizabeth Brockbank of Denver and Tennyson (Tye) Brown-Wolf of Silverthorne were selected to represent Colorado at the 55th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program March 4-11.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Students explore cybersecurity concerns, careers

Pikes Peak Early College students last month explored the cybersecurity career option that’s expected to reach millions of vacancies as most graduate. For many, it was their first time considering the option or completing exercises revealing its societal implications.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Promising Practice: How D51 is creating 'game-changing' learning system

Mesa County Valley 51 School District in 2014 made performance-based learning for students a cornerstone of its strategic plan with an eye on improving students' postsecondary success.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Promising Practice: How St. Vrain Valley Schools built trailblazing STEM program

St. Vrain Valley Schools has taken impressive steps over the past nine years to implement a comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program. Beginning at the earliest grades, students are exposed to STEM fields and encouraged to think about their interests and passions.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stories of Promising Practice: Grant Beacon Middle School

Despite demographics that cause many schools to struggle, Denver's Grant Beacon Middle School has prospered over the past years. Test scores have increased steadily, and the school has implemented a longer school day, a wealth of enrichment activities for its students, and a technology-rich, blended learning environment that includes a Chromebook laptop for every student. Find out how the school's innovation is leading to success.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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