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Back to School Toolkit for Communicating with Parents
These new tools are available to help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments. These materials can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights and other parent information events as the 2015-16 school year kicks off.
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Submit 2016 Green Ribbon Schools Award Applications by Nov. 16
CDE is accepting applications from schools and districts for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award program. This award honors schools and districts for efforts to improve student health and achievement while reducing environmental cost and impact.
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Apply for a State Grant for Libraries by September 10
The Colorado State Library is offering grant funding for 2015-16. Grantees can purchase books, e-books, database subscriptions, and other educational resources.
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Attend an Online Course on Multi-Tiered System of Supports
MTSS 101: An Introduction to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a basic course that reviews the framework of MTSS and provides information about the Six Essential Components. Course dates are August 3-23.
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Learn About GED Summer 2015 Promotions
The GED Testing Service is offering first-time test takers $10 off their first GED test subject from June 15 – Aug. 1. Testers must schedule the test by Aug. 1 and take it by Aug. 31.
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View Science and Social Studies Test Results
Results from the 2015 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) elementary and middle school science and social studies tests are now available.
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View Science and Social Studies Test Results
Results from the 2015 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) elementary and middle school science and social studies tests are now available.
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Register for the Formative Assessment Insights Course
CDE is partnering with WestEd to offer a free online course for teachers to improve their use of formative assessment practices to support deeper learning for all students.
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Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
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Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
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