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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.

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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. 

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Colorado Talking Book Library named Network Library of the Year
The award was given by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and commends excellence, innovation and special achievement in providing library services to individuals who are blind or have a physical disability.

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Colorado ESSA plan approved by the U.S. Department of Education
Colorado’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act was approved Monday by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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TLCC 2018 results are now available
According to results of the Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado survey, 89 percent of teachers believe their school is a good place to work and a beneficial place for students to learn.

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Colorado eighth-graders continue to outperform on NAEP
Colorado eighth-graders performed better than their peers in other states on the biennial national reading and math assessment known as NAEP, according to the results from last year's tests that were released today.

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View information about state tests
This spring third- through eighth-graders will take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success assessments that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Resources for parents and families are available.

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Provide feedback on Educator Talent Rules
CDE staff, with help of teachers, principals and district leaders, have updated the Teacher Quality Standards based on several years of full implementation of the Colorado Educator Effectiveness System. Review the rule updates and submit comments to the state board by May 2.

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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.

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