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Statewide survey shows districts struggle with critical workforce shortages
Critical staff shortages -- from bus drivers and janitors to special education and classroom teachers -- are presenting significant challenges for school districts as they struggle to maintain operations for both in-person and remote learning during the pandemic.
12/03/2020 - 9:02am
Education stakeholders fail to reach consensus
The final report by the COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder Group released today recommends some statewide assessments should continue as planned this spring, others should not occur and no decision was reached on whether the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests in mathematics and English language arts should be administered to the state’s third through eighth graders.
12/02/2020 - 4:14pm
Apply for standards revision committee membership
The Standards and Instructional Support Office is accepting applications through Jan. 11 for standards revision committee membership in the following content areas: social studies, visual arts, music, dance and drama/theatre arts.
11/24/2020 - 3:09pm
State Board extends deadline for READ Act teacher training
The State Board of Education has granted an additional six months to educators to complete training required by the READ Act. K -3 teachers will now have until Jan. 31, 2022, to complete training on evidence-based reading instruction.
11/24/2020 - 3:11pm
CDE announces Safe Schools Reopening Grant
A new $15 million grant opportunity is available for school districts and BOCES that are struggling to return to in-person learning and need additional resources to safely reopen when possible.
11/24/2020 - 3:13pm
School and district ratings to remain the same this year
At its November meeting, the State Board of Education extended the school and district ratings assigned in 2019. Districts and schools will not receive a 2020 performance framework report or updated plan types.
11/24/2020 - 3:14pm
Denver teacher named 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Gerardo Muñoz, a social studies teacher at Denver Center for International Studies at Baker in Denver Public Schools, was named the Colorado’s 2021 Teacher of the Year in a special virtual ceremony.
10/29/2020 - 1:41pm
State Board of Education adjusts budget reduction proposal
During a special meeting, the state board revised its budget proposal for the Colorado Department of Education's 2021-22 fiscal year to include a total of $11.5 million in proposed reductions.
10/22/2020 - 11:09am
2020 One Book Colorado winner is "The Little Red Fort"
A total of 75,000 free copies of the children’s book “The Little Red Fort” will be available in English and Spanish through Oct. 25 or every four-year-old child in the state as part of the One Book Colorado program.
10/13/2020 - 9:53am
State board advances $29 million budget reduction proposal
The board's proposal reduces the 2021-22 budget for education programs and CDE operations by $29 million. The proposal meets the legislature's request for state agencies to identify a 10% reduction in their budgets in response to the economic decline during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10/08/2020 - 3:36pm