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Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Colorado ESSER Report: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Posted 03/21/2023 - 2:50pm

Rural school districts in Colorado are being seen as a big part of the solution when it comes to the coming labor shortage that is being predicted in a wide variety of employment areas, including construction, education, health care,... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, Rural Coaction Program

Students from the Plateau School District in Peetz, a small, rural school on the northeast plains, help remodel their classroom as part of their new construction program funded by the Northeast Colorado BOCES Rural Coaction grant.

Posted 03/17/2023 - 10:16am

The Colorado Department of Education is using $125,000 in ESSER funding to pay for a summer learning series for teachers called CoLabs that will be offered in June in Grand Junction, Greeley and Pueblo.

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Tags: Allocations, Local Priorities, Use of Funds

CoLab logo

Posted 03/13/2023 - 8:26am

The Summer Arts & Culture Camp at Museo de las Americas, a program for low-income youth in downtown Denver for the past 13 years, has a waiting list 20 to 30 students every year... Read More

Tags: ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities, ESSER III, State Reserve, Summer and Afterschool Programs, Use of Funds

Students work on a project at the Summer Arts & Culture Camp at Museo de las Americas.

Posted 03/06/2023 - 9:55am

For many urban school districts, students are able to tap into state-of-the-art career technical facilities such as ... Read More

Tags: Allocations, American Rescue Plan (ARP), Education Workforce Program, ESSER III, Local Priorities, Rural Coaction Program

From left, Left to right, Caleb Poss, James Vorce and Tucker Stahn, students in the Akron R-1 School District, are benefiting from the Rural Coaction Grant that is available to school districts and BOCES across the state.

Posted 03/01/2023 - 9:05am

Students in the East Grand and West Grand school districts have a safe environment to continue learning outside of their regular four-day school week thanks to funding from Colorado’s... Read More

Tags: ESSER Expanded Learning Opportunities, ESSER III, High-Quality Instructional Programming, Local Priorities

West Grand Middle School students participate in a Fifth Day Activity at the AeroLab program in Grand County.

Posted 02/14/2023 - 5:58pm

Boulder Valley School District, one of the grantees that received ESSER funding to help create an effective teacher mentor program, will have a two-day summer institute for beginning teachers and plans to put teacher mentors in every... Read More

Tags: American Rescue Plan (ARP), ESSER III, Local Priorities, Mentor Grant Program, Use of Funds

Boulder Valley School District story on teacher mentor program

Posted 01/26/2023 - 11:14am

Welcome to the Colorado Department of Education’s blog about the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, where we will bring you stories about the funding created to address the immediate health and operational challenges of... Read More

Tags: ESSER I, Use of Funds

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Posted 01/26/2023 - 11:11am

Mesa County Valley 51 School District, which comprises the Grand Junction area, is using ESSER funding to develop a robust teacher mentoring program that includes a curriculum-based professional learning framework to help out its new... Read More

Tags: Allocations, ESSER III, Use of Funds

Photo of a teacher for Mesa 51 Teacher Mentor Grant blog post

Posted 01/10/2023 - 3:07pm

On a dark and chilly November evening at Poudre School District’s IT Center in Fort Collins, more than two dozen first-year teachers have joined their mentors and a group of mentoring coaches to learn more about topics such as how to... Read More

Tags: ESSER III, Use of Funds

First-year Poudre School District teachers Jenna Sloan, left, and Ashley Michelena participate in a class exercise.

Posted 12/15/2022 - 1:40pm

CDE has created an interactive graphic that allows the user to see the common uses of ESSER funds, including ESSER I-3. CDE will be adding different features on its webpage to help provide an easier understanding of how ESSER money has been used... Read More

Tags: Allocations, ESSER I, ESSER II, ESSER III, Use of Funds

ESSER Common Uses interactive graphic