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Districts and schools receive 2018 performance awards
More than 350 performance awards were given out at CDE's annual ceremony. In total, 65 districts and 267 schools throughout Colorado were honored.
Celebrate National School Breakfast Week, March 4-8
Participation in the School Breakfast Program helps reduce food insecurity and increases student academic performance and health. See how East Otero’s Breakfast in the Hallway is helping to increase participation.
Colorado Preschool Program celebrates 30 years
For the first time, longitudinal data shows children funded through the Colorado Preschool Program had better on-time graduation outcomes than their peers with similar risk factors who were not in CPP.
Statewide student enrollment growth slows
Colorado public schools experienced the smallest increase in enrollment of students in nearly 30 years, only about 0.1 percent. Total statewide enrollment was 911,536 public school students.
State Board supports governor's full-day kindergarten plan
The State Board of Education approved a resolution supporting Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal to offer free, full-day kindergarten throughout the state. The board has long supported early literacy programs to ensure that all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Watch the 2019 Teacher of the Year video
Meg Cypress is a fifth-grade teacher at Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools. She discusses how the process of applying for Teacher of the Year provided her insight into why she loves to teach.
State's graduation rate continues to improve
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 80.7 percent for the high school graduates last spring, continuing the steady upward trend over the last decade.The Class of 2018 had 2,540 more graduates than the Class of 2017.
State Board upholds Boulder Valley's denial of charter school application
The State Board of Education at its February meeting denied a second appeal by Ascent Classical Academy to establish a charter school in the Boulder Valley School District.
English learner training requirement for teachers
New State Board rules require elementary, math, science, social studies and English language arts teachers to complete Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education training within their next five-year license renewal cycle.
State Board approves ratings for Colorado schools
Of Colorado public schools, 68 percent earned the state's top accountability designation. A total of 611,268 students, or 70 percent of the state's public school students, attend one of the 1,239 schools that received a Performance Plan designation.