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2020 Standards Implementation

Introductory materials for each content area are available to use alongside the Standards Online.

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Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program aims to remove educational barriers for students experiencing homelessness.

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Colorado's Stories of Promising Practices

Stories about Colorado schools, districts and BOCES through the lens of CDE's strategic plan key initiatives.

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Graduation Guidelines

The guidelines include a state menu of college and career-ready demonstrations.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Resources for traditional and alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, fingerprints and enforcement. Learn more about Educator Talent

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READ Act toolkit available for Family Literacy Month
November is Family Literacy Month and CDE has developed a toolkit of resources for district leaders, principals and teachers to help them communicate about the importance of early literacy and the Colorado READ Act.

2019 Teacher of the Year Meg Cypress

2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Margaret “Meg” Cypress, a fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools, is the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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English learner training requirement for teachers
New State Board rules require elementary, math, science, social studies and English language arts teachers to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education training within their next five-year license renewal cycle.

 

Financial information on schools and districts throughout Colorado.
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