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2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Sean Wybrant, a Career and Technical Education teacher at William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs School District 11, is the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year.

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Marijuana Tax Revenue for Education
Tax revenue from the sale of marijuana will help fund state education programs. Learn more.

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Kindergarten School Readiness Virtual Office Hours
The Kindergarten School Readiness Team will host online office hours to support kindergarten teachers using the GOLD® Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) survey.

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View 2016-17 Superintendent and Principal Integrated Timelines
The integrated timelines help guide superintendents and principals in implementing new standards, assessments, educator evaluations and accountability requirements during the 2016-17 school year.

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2016 State Assessment Score Release
State-level results from the 2016 administration of the PSAT 10, ACT and the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests in math, English language arts, science and social studies have been released.

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Back-to-School Toolkit Available
These tools will help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), PSAT and ACT test results and what to expect for this upcoming school year.

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State Board directs Aurora Public Schools to renew agreement with HOPE Online
The State Board of Education voted unanimously to reverse the decision by the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education to reject a renewed memorandum of understanding with HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-op.

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Check Out Colorado State Parks launches in time for summer
The program is partnership between the State Library, CDE, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and allows library patrons to borrow a backpack containing a CPW pass, which admits a carload of visitors into any of the state’s 42 parks.

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State Board meeting: Targets set for accountability; student groups to be counted separately
Highlights from the June State Board of Education meeting in Pueblo.

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Change in educator licensing and preparation call center and support hours
Effective June 1, the call center for Office of Educator Preparation, Licensing and Educator Effectiveness will only be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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