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March 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

The State Board of Education is currently evaluating proposals from search firms to support the process of hiring a new education commissioner. The job description for the education commissioner is posted for informational purposes only on the CDE website. The board anticipates the job description with application instructions will be posted again after a search firm is selected. For more information about the search for a new Education Commissioner visit the Commissioner Search webpage.

Colorado Universal Preschool Update


Accountability, Performance & Support



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Educator Talent: Attract Prepare Support Retain

Educator Talent

Federal programs

Federal Programs & Support


  • Applications for the ESSER Convening for Pandemic Recovery Grant are due Wednesday, March 8. This grant will provide funding to support districts across the state in convening so they have the opportunity to learn from colleagues facing the same challenges as the districts they lead. A recording of the application webinar is posted on the ESSER Convening for Pandemic Recovery Grant webpage.

Postsecondary Readiness

Postsecondary Readiness

Teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning

Standards and Instruction