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Twitter Chat is Back!
Join us for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss Back-to-School Tools and Resources. Each month, CDE and the Colorado Education Initiative host the #edcolochat on various education topics.
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Learn About the 2015-16 English Language Proficiency Act Allocations and Distributions
The ELPA program allocations are to be used to provide additional funding to support the implementation of evidenced-based English language development programs for all eligible K-12 English learners.
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View the Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Toolkit
The toolkit offers trainers a system to responsibly serve students who are culturally and linguistically diverse and who may also have exceptional needs.
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Complete the Commissioner Search Survey
The state board is gathering input before selecting the commissioner of education. Please complete this survey by Monday, Sept. 14.
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Back to School Toolkit
These tools will help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments and can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights.
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Apply for the 2016 U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program by Oct. 8
This competitive merit-based program brings outstanding high school to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it and provides a $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship for continued course work in government, history and public affairs.
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View Elementary Arts Integration Sample Units
A collaborative group of educators and community arts partners developed integrated units for grades one, three and four based on sample instructional units in drama and theatre arts, visual arts, social studies and comprehensive health.
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Apply to Participate in a Statewide Preschool to Grade Three Leadership Cadre
In an effort to advance statewide learning of age three to grade three approaches to leading elementary schools, CDE's Teaching and Learning Unit is initiating a school leadership cadre. Elementary school principals are encouraged to participate in the cadre through Sept. 4.
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Apply for the Advanced Placement Incentives Program by Sept. 11
The program assists with the implementation and/or expansion of advanced placement programs to build capacity for increased participation in rural and small rural school districts. 
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View the Updated Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines
The integrated timelines help guide superintendents and principals in implementing new standards, assessments, educator evaluations and accountability requirements during the 2015-16 school year.
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