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Submit 2016 Green Ribbon Schools Award Applications by Nov. 16
CDE is accepting applications from schools and districts for the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award program. This award honors schools and districts for efforts to improve student health and achievement while reducing environmental cost and impact.
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Apply for a State Grant for Libraries by September 10
The Colorado State Library is offering grant funding for 2015-16. Grantees can purchase books, e-books, database subscriptions, and other educational resources.
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Apply for a Grant for Recruiting and Supporting Teachers by Sept. 16
The Quality Teacher Recruitment Program grant provides funding to assist Colorado districts and BOCES in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers. Funding may be applied to program costs for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
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