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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.

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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.

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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.

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State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

Cap and diploma for grad rates release

State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

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Public school enrollment numbers for 2017-18 released
A total of 910,280 public school students from preschool through 12th grade were counted in the annual pupil count report released, an increase of 5,261 students over 2016-17, which is the smallest increase since 1989-90.

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Subscribe to the first teacher newsletter
CDE launches THE SPARK, a newsletter for Colorado teachers filled with information, inspiration and resources on state-level issues, events and actions involving educators.

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State Board approves school plan types
The vast majority of public schools received the highest two ratings in the state’s accountability system this year. All schools annually receive a School Performance Framework report based on performance on various common indicators.

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Report outlines strategies to address educator shortage
Based on input gathered at town hall meetings throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with CDE, developed a strategic plan to address the statewide educator shortage. See the plan submitted to the General Assembly.

Teacher interacting with elementary students to illustrate teacher shortage report

Report outlines strategies to address educator shortage
Based on input gathered at town hall meetings throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with CDE, developed a strategic plan to address the statewide educator shortage. See the plan submitted to the General Assembly.

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