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April 2023 CDE Update

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Welcome to the CDE Update! This monthly publication for district superintendents and BOCES directors will show you what is happening in key priority areas at CDE and include details on implementation, milestones, deadlines and resources. 

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Leadership News

During its March 9 meeting, the State Board of Education selected McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, to support the process of selecting the next commissioner. For more information about the search for a new Education Commissioner visit the Commissioner Search webpage.

Applications are being accepted for Colorado's Education Commissioner through Monday, May 1. View the McPherson & Jacobsen, LLC, website to view the job description and apply. 

Colorado Universal Preschool Update



Educator Talent: Attract Prepare Support Retain

Educator Talent

Federal programs

Federal Programs & Support


Health and Nutrition

Nutrition & Health


Postsecondary Readiness

Postsecondary Readiness

Teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning


For questions related to submitting READ Act budgets and READ Act Data Pipeline collections, email the READ Act Data Team at For questions about READ Act administrator or teacher training email  

Standards and Instruction


Additional information on these rulemaking hearings, including a current version of the proposed rule changes, can be found on the Special Education Directors’ Corner webpage.