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Communications Division

Our Publications

News releases

News Releases

Important announcements from the Colorado Department of Education.

Fall 2020 Communications Resources

Fall 2020 Communications Resources

Resources for districts to communicate with schools and parents as the 2020-2021 school year begins and progresses.

The Scoop

The Scoop

Weekly e-newsletter featuring news and announcements.

Commissioner's Communications

Commissioner's Communications

The commissioner shares highlights, news and answers key questions.

Colorado Promising Practices

Colorado's Stories of Promising Practices

Monthly e-newsletter to support districts, BOCES and ed prep programs in their educator preparation and development efforts.

CDE Update

CDE Update

The latest information for superintendents on the agency's most significant initiatives.

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Daily News Links

A weekday morning email that curates education articles from media outlets around the state. Email us to sign up.

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The Spark Teacher e-Newsletter

Monthly e-newsletter to Colorado teachers with up-to-date information and resources on state-level issues, events and actions involving educators.

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Standards and Instructional Support e-Newsletter

This e-newsletter provides the latest information on the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards implementation process.

The Dish


News and resources for school food authorities and Summer Food Service Program partners to help them support effective implementation of Child Nutrition Programs.

Educator Talent

Educator Talent News

Monthly e-newsletter to support districts, BOCES and ed prep programs in their educator preparation and development efforts.

Resources for Superintendents and Principals

Communications Toolkits

Resources such as fact sheets and drop-in letters for districts to use when communicating about complex education topics. Materials can be modified and personalized to meet individual needs.

  • Teacher Appreciation Week
    Colorado loves teachers! To help get the word out about Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, 2020, use or customize resources to help you thank your teachers!
  • State Assessments
    Resources to help districts and schools communicate effectively with parents about what to expect for the current year's assessments and how to use score reports.
  • District and School Accountability
    Resources to help communicate effectively with parents about school and district accountability, including the release of School and District Performance Frameworks.
  • Educator Effectiveness Metrics
    To support districts in communicating with teachers and communities about the public release of the metrics.
  • Financial Transparency Website
    Resources to help superintendents and principals communicate about the purpose and reason for the financial transparency website.
  • READ Act toolkit for educators
    This toolkit includes fact sheets, drop-in letters, an overview of the READ Act, FAQs as well as a sample social media campaign about the READ Act.

Other Resources

Resources for Parents and Families

View resources to assist parents and students on a variety of topics, including state testing, standards, school information and more.

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

To submit a CORA request:

  1. Read the Open Records Policy (PDF)
    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.