The Communications Division contributes to accelerated student achievement through effective two-way communication systems. We foster meaningful relationships between the Colorado Department of Education and key audiences.
Using purposeful communication, CDE focuses on results and relationships to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.
In addition to disseminating news releases, the communications division publishes:
- Commissioner's Communications
The commissioner shares highlights, news and answers key questions.
- CDE Update
The latest information on the agency's most significant initiatives.
- The Scoop
Weekly e-newsletter featuring news and announcements.
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- Educator Effectiveness News
Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of Colorado’s reform efforts.
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- Assessment News
Monthly e-newsletter to support districts in the implementation of new assessments in Colorado.
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- News Links
Daily list of newspaper, television and online headlines about education news around the state.
To subscribe, email Cami Anthony.
- Back to School Communications Toolkit
Designed to help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments.
- Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines- Updated
Created to help guide Colorado superintendents and principals through key implementation work occurring during the 2015-16 school year.
- Graduation Guidelines Fact Sheets
Menu of Options | Timeline | Capstone | Industry Certification | Download ALL
- Colorado Academic Standards
Created by Coloradans for Colorado students, the standards provide a grade-by-grade road map to help ensure students are successful in college, careers and life.
2-Fold Brochure | Full-Page Brochure | K-12 Guides
- Colorado's Educational Journey Video Series
Includes an overview plus videos on standards, assessment and evaluation.
- Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
These short documents provide a high level understanding on many hot topics around Colorado’s education system.
- Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Requests
For more information, please email Cami Anthony.
- Open Records Policy
The policy specifies how the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§ 24-72-201 to 206, C.R.S.) is applied in a uniform and reliable manner.
- Open Records Policy
- Legislative Relations
Learn more about the state’s education policy priorities.