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Results of statewide survey reveal technology needs during pandemic
Colorado schools say they need more help developing effective online instruction, providing students computer hardware and access to the Internet, and supporting students who are suffering from stress-related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statewide needs inventory conducted.

04/20/2020 - 12:00pm

Colorado plans to offer seniors free SAT tests on a school day next fall
Colorado 12th graders would be able to take the SAT test on a school day next fall for no cost under an agreement the Colorado Department of Education is pursuing with the College Board, the organization that administers the test.

04/16/2020 - 4:41pm

State Board approves READ Act Assessment option for teachers
The State Board of Education approved a test that teachers may take to demonstrate their understanding of evidence-based reading instruction, a requirement of the changes to the READ Act approved by the legislature last year.     

04/13/2020 - 1:13pm

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Commissioner updates state board on COVID-19 response
Commissioner Katy Anthes provided an update to the State Board of Education on CDE’s role and activities during the statewide emergency response to COVID-19. 

03/27/2020 - 3:56pm

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CDE announces pause on 2019-20 state assessments, accountability
Administration of end-of-the-year assessments, including CMAS, will pause for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to extensive school closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

03/17/2020 - 10:28am

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State Board approves Local Accountability Grant funding
The Local Accountability Grant is available for three years. Funding is meant to help establish a local accountability system that supplements the state system.

03/12/2020 - 5:23pm

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Statewide partnership tackles Colorado’s teacher shortages
TEACH Colorado, a statewide partnership, is a comprehensive digital platform that recruits talented Coloradans into the teaching profession with a mission to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of the state’s teacher pipeline.

03/03/2020 - 8:50am

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State Board directs Douglas County Schools to close HOPE Online Elementary
The board directed Douglas County School District to revoke the charter for HOPE Online Learning Academy Elementary School, effectively requiring closure at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

02/13/2020 - 6:42pm

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Interactive dashboard enables analysis of Educator Preparation Programs
The Educator Preparation Programs Report has information about the effectiveness of Colorado programs training teachers, principals and special services providers, as well as information about new teachers entering the workforce.

02/11/2020 - 11:58am

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Ensure all Colorado children have access to healthy summer meals
The Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors, sites or state partners to ensure children can continue to receive healthy meals during the summer when many children don't have access to school lunch, breakfast or after-school meals.

01/30/2020 - 11:48am