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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
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
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
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
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
State board approves waivers for state’s first charter school on tribal land
The board approved waivers from state law requested for the Kwiyagat Community Academy which will be Colorado’s first charter school to open on tribal land.
03/11/2021 - 5:44pm
State board supports legislation to reduce state assessments
The board voted to support Colorado House Bill 21-1161, which would reduce the number of Colorado Measures of Academic Success assessments taken by students this spring if the U.S. Department of Education approves a waiver of the federal assessment requirements.
03/10/2021 - 3:15pm
Board considers waivers for Colorado's first charter school on tribal land
The Charter School Institute submitted waiver requests on behalf of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for a new elementary school. The tribe plans to open Kwiyagat Community Academy on its land in southwest Colorado this fall with a focus on Ute culture, language and traditions.
02/11/2021 - 5:22pm
Two schools celebrated for exceptional achievement
Paonia Elementary in Delta County School District and Soaring Eagles Elementary in Harrison 2 have been honored as 2020 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools.
01/29/2021 - 3:47pm
Final enrollment data for 2020-21 released
The final count of Colorado P-12 students confirms a 3.3% decrease in state enrollment for 2020-21 with the biggest drop in early grades. The state had its first decrease in year-to-year enrollment in over three decades due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
01/22/2021 - 11:47am