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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.
Ute Resource Guide available
Nuu~ciu Strong is a resource guide for fourth grade teachers to use to support teaching the history, culture and present lives of the Ute People. It was developed in collaboration with Colorado's Ute Tribes and the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs, among others.
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.