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Submit a BEST Grant Application
The BEST Grant is a competitive grant focused on helping public schools with a multitude of capital construction needs. The application opens Monday, Jan. 5. Informational webinars are available in both December and January.
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Join the Colorado Content Collaboratives
CDE invites Colorado educators to apply for the Colorado Content Collaboratives by Jan. 7, 2015. Participating educators benefit from content-specific expert training, leadership development and informing critical components of Colorado’s education.
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Perfect ACT 2014 student

State Board Recognizes Students with Perfect ACT Score
Students from across the state who earned a perfect score of 36 on the Colorado American College Test (ACT) during the 2013-2014 school year were honored by the State Board in November. 
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View Concurrent Enrollment Implementation Clarifications
Through a review of statute and rules with Colorado’s Attorney General, concurrent enrollment program guidance has been clarified for districts planning for the 2015-16 academic year.
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Register for Family, School and Community Partnering Online Learning Opportunities
CDE is offering three free online courses on how to effectively partner with families to support student learning. Participants may earn continuing education hours or may audit (for no credit).
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Colorado Academic Standards Brochure
This brochure is a brief introduction to the Colorado Academic Standards, which provide a grade-by-grade road map to help ensure students are successful in college, careers and life. 
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Student and teacher

Attend an Online Community of Practice on Dec. 16
This online session will cover considerations and practices for partnering with families to support students with disabilities and is open to all Colorado education stakeholders. 
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Attendee at ICAP Summit

View New ICAP Tools
Launched at the ICAP Summit, new Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) implementation tools are now available including a toolkit, promising practices and more.  
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School and District Performance Award Winners
CDE honored schools and districts that earned acclaim in ten award categories, including Districts Accredited with Distinction, Centers of Excellence schools and others.
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Standards and Assessment Task Force
The Task Force was established through HB 1202 to study the implications of the statewide assessment system for school districts, public schools, educators, and students. 
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