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Our Publications

News releases

News Releases

Important announcements from the Colorado Department of Education.

The Scoop

The Scoop

Weekly e-newsletter featuring news and announcements.

Commissioner's Communications

Commissioner's Communications

The commissioner shares highlights, news and answers key questions.

Educator Talent

Educator Talent News

Monthly e-newsletter to support districts, BOCES and ed prep programs in their educator preparation and development efforts.

CDE Update

CDE Update

The latest information for superintendents on the agency's most significant initiatives.

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Daily News Links

A weekday morning email that curates education articles from media outlets around the state. Email us to sign up.

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The Spark Teacher e-Newsletter

Monthly e-newsletter to Colorado teachers with up-to-date information and resources on state-level issues, events and actions involving educators. 

Standards and Instructional Support e-Newsletter

This e-newsletter provides the latest information on the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards implementation process.

Colorado Promising Practices

Colorado's Stories of Promising Practices

Stories about Colorado schools, districts and BOCES through the lens of CDE's strategic plan key initiatives.

Education Highlights

Education Highlights

Features the great work being done in Colorado at schools and districts, BOCES and other education-related organizations.

Resources for Superintendents and Principals

Communications Toolkits

Resources such as fact sheets and drop-in letters for districts to use when communicating about complex education topics. Materials can be modified and personalized to meet individual needs.

  • State Assessments
    Resources to help districts and schools communicate effectively with parents about what to expect for the current year's assessments and how to use score reports.
  • District and School Accountability 
    Resources to help communicate effectively with parents about school and district accountability, including the release of School and District Performance Frameworks.
  • Educator Effectiveness Metrics
    To support districts in communicating with teachers and communities about the public release of the metrics.
  • Financial Transparency Website
    Resources to help superintendents and principals communicate about the purpose and reason for the financial transparency website.
  • READ Act
    Materials to support school districts and educators communicate with parents about the Colorado READ Act.

Other Resources

Resources for Parents and Families

View resources to assist parents and students on a variety of topics, including state testing, standards, school information and more.

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

To submit a CORA request:

  1. Read the Open Records Policy (PDF)
    The policy specifies how the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) (§ 24-72-201 to 206, C.R.S.) is applied in a uniform and reliable manner.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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