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State of Colorado Proclamation

Family and School Partnership in Education Month
Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Family and School Partnership in Education Month! This month is dedicated to elevating the importance of parents, families and schools working together to help students achieve higher academic levels. 

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Five Colorado schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools
CDE congratulates the five Colorado schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap among student subgroups. 

Colorado Teacher of the Year

2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists announced
CDE announced seven finalists for the 2020 Teacher of the Year competition, with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1.

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State Board says APS must allow HOPE Online to continue operating Power Learning Academy
At its monthly meeting, the state board ordered Aurora Public Schools to allow HOPE Online Learning Academy to continue operating the Power Learning Academy. The board also reviewed preliminary 2019 Performance Frameworks.

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Register for the National Dropout Prevention Conference
CDE is partnering with the National Dropout Prevention Center to host the 2019 National Dropout Prevention Conference, Oct. 5-8, in Aurora. Colorado attendees can receive 10 percent off full conference registration with the code COED2019.

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2019 state assessment score/growth release
Overall state-, district- and school-level results from the 2019 administration of statewide assessments are available along with academic growth summary information, showing some areas of improvement throughout the state and steady participation. 

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2019 assessments resources for families
Resources are available to help parents and students understand their state assessment scores.

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State Board of Education considers adjustments to School Performance Frameworks
At its monthly meeting, the board continued its discussion about potential changes to the annual rating system for every public school in the state. 

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Teacher Cabinet accepting applications
Teachers can apply to join the Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet and be part of a body that advises the Commissioner. The cabinet ensures policymakers and legislators hear from practicing teachers on important education policy. Applications due Aug. 15.     

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2019-20 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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