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CDE to offer optional SAT and PSAT tests this fall at no cost to public school seniors and juniors
 Colorado school districts and charter schools will have the opportunity this fall to offer their 12th and 11th grade students the SAT and PSAT at no cost to the student.    

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State Board modifies Graduation Guidelines Menu for the 2020-21 School Year
The board granted districts flexibility with the state’s graduation options because of the disruption to learning and the cancellation or limited availability of several of the tests last spring.   

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2020-21 free and reduced price meal income guidelines released
CDE has released the eligibility guidelines for children unable to pay the full price served in schools under the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and/or the Special Milk Program.

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New website helps Colorado high school students discover programs for earning college credit while still in high school
Colorado high school students can find information about how to earn college credit while they are still in high school on a new website created by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  

State Board of Education to apply for funding for ‘remote learning collectives’
The State Board of Education authorized CDE staff to submit an application for the federal Education Stabilization Fund -- Rethink K12 Education Models (ESF-REM) grant to create community-based “remote learning collectives” to support children’s academic needs.

Commissioner committed to equity, racial justice and improving access to quality education
At the June State Board meeting, Commissioner Anthes shared thoughts on the tragic consequences of centuries of racial injustice and how ensuring access to equitable educational opportunities is a crucial part of the solution. 

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Draft guidance available for how schools can safely open in the fall
Initial guidance will be adjusted over the summer as CDE receives feedback and the COVID-19 situation evolves.

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State Board of Education approves statewide waivers
At its regular meeting this month, the board approved four statewide waivers necessary due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic. Commissioner of Education Katy Anthes also provided updates on CDE's response to COVID-19.

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Results for 2020 TLCC Survey available
According to the statewide survey, the majority of educators believe their school is a good place to work and a beneficial place for students to learn. However, the biggest obstacle for teachers remains lack of preparation time.

Guidance for graduation ceremonies

Guidance for graduation ceremonies
CDE, working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, released guidance for communities considering how to honor their graduating high school seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.