READ Act toolkit available for Family Literacy Month
November is Family Literacy Month and CDE has developed a toolkit of resources for district leaders, principals and teachers to help them communicate about the importance of early literacy and the Colorado READ Act.
2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Margaret “Meg” Cypress, a fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools, is the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year.
Interact with the 2020 Standards Online
The 2020 Standards Online is now available. Through this tool educators can explore the eight sets of standards representing 16 subject areas across every grade, as well as connections to support instructional integration of multiple subjects.
New computer science teaching resources
Search, filter and sort the computer science resource bank for classroom teaching tools, scholarship and professional development opportunities and more.
2018 state assessment scores and growth results released
Results from the 2018 administration of statewide assessments are now available along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.
Teacher shortage funding opportunities
CDE's Educator Talent Unit created an overview of teacher shortage grant opportunities available to school districts and BOCES that resulted from the 2018 legislative session.
2016-17 school financial information available
A second full year of financial information is now available on the Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools Website that presents school and district financial information in an easy-to-understand format.
Colorado announces 2018-19 free and reduced price meal income guidelines
CDE is announcing the policy 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.
State Board approves changes to educator talent rules
At its June meeting, the State Board approved revisions to the rules for the Colorado Educator Licensing Act of 1991. The changes will ensure educators are knowledgeable about teaching English language learners.
State Board approves revisions to standards
The State Board of Education completed its review and approval process of revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards. Districts will have two years to review and revise their local standards as needed with implementation scheduled for the 2020-21 school year.