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State Board approves new educator licensure exam, Teaching Reading: Elementary
The board adopted the Praxis 5205 assessment as a license requirement for Special Education, Early Childhood and Elementary to ensure teachers understand scientifically based reading instruction.

06/10/2021 - 5:23pm


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State Board approves 65 grants for school construction projects valued at over $665 million
The board approved a total of 41 Building Excellent Schools Today school construction grants and another 24 emergency grant requests to resolve ventilation and filtration issues related to COVID-19. 

06/09/2021 - 5:40pm


Equity and Excellence Summer Learning Series
The Equity and Excellence Learning Series is an online event designed to catalyze conversations about resources and strategies for the following school year to help school and district leaders address the impacts of the pandemic on the learning and wellbeing of students and staff. 

05/27/2021 - 10:24pm


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State to continue with PSAT and SAT through 2023
Colorado will continue to use the PSAT and SAT for its high school assessments through spring 2023 under an addition to the contract with College Board designed to provide students, families and educators with consistency and continuity.

05/26/2021 - 11:05am


State Board reauthorizes remaining areas of University of Northern Colorado educator preparation program
The board approved the reauthorization of UNC's traditional teacher preparation programs areas of early childhood and elementary education.

05/13/2021 - 4:04pm


May 3-7

Celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week
It's Teacher Appreciation Week - the perfect time to show teachers how much we appreciate the dedication, creativity and problem-solving they demonstrate every day. Join the celebration by thanking a teacher in your life.

05/03/2021 - 9:01am


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U.S. Department of Education allows Colorado to waive federal accountability requirement
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that it would allow Colorado to waive federal accountability requirements for the 2020-21 school year. 

04/22/2021 - 4:14pm


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Board reauthorizes two remaining Metro State educator preparation programs
The board approved the reauthorization of Metro State University of Denver’s traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs in elementary and early childhood education. 

04/15/2021 - 6:07pm


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Colorado’s 2020-21 state assessment plan conditionally approved
The U.S. Department of Education conditionally approved Colorado’s plan for the state assessments that students in grades three through 11 will take this spring, based on the unique circumstances Colorado schools and school districts are facing as a result of the pandemic.

03/26/2021 - 4:31pm


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Public comment open on proposed federal waiver for state assessments
CDE submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education to partially waive state assessment requirements. Public comment on the proposed changes that would reduce the number of tests students would take this spring is open.

03/26/2021 - 12:10pm


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