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Accountability Work Group Discusses Future Options
This stakeholder group will make recommendations to CDE on how to enhance the School and District Performance Frameworks for the 2016 release.
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Education Commissioner Announces Retirement
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond announced he will retire effective July 1.  
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Colorado Board Of Health Approves New Vaccination Exemption Rules
The new vaccination rules go into effect in July 2016. Under the new rules, parents who seek an exemption from school vaccine requirements for their children for a non-medical reason will have to resubmit such requests annually from kindergarten to the senior year of high school.
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