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Colorado’s 2020-21 state assessment plan conditionally approved
The U.S. Department of Education conditionally approved Colorado’s plan for the state assessments that students in grades three through 11 will take this spring, based on the unique circumstances Colorado schools and school districts are facing as a result of the pandemic.

03/26/2021 - 4:31pm


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Public comment open on proposed federal waiver for state assessments
CDE submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education to partially waive state assessment requirements. Public comment on the proposed changes that would reduce the number of tests students would take this spring is open.

03/26/2021 - 12:10pm


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State board approves waivers for state’s first charter school on tribal land
The board approved waivers from state law requested for the Kwiyagat Community Academy which will be Colorado’s first charter school to open on tribal land.

03/11/2021 - 5:44pm


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State board supports legislation to reduce state assessments
The board voted to support Colorado House Bill 21-1161, which would reduce the number of Colorado Measures of Academic Success assessments taken by students this spring if the U.S. Department of Education approves a waiver of the federal assessment requirements.

03/10/2021 - 3:15pm


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Board considers waivers for Colorado's first charter school on tribal land
The Charter School Institute submitted waiver requests on behalf of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for a new elementary school. The tribe plans to open Kwiyagat Community Academy on its land in southwest Colorado this fall with a focus on Ute culture, language and traditions.

02/11/2021 - 5:22pm


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Two schools celebrated for exceptional achievement
Paonia Elementary in Delta County School District and Soaring Eagles Elementary in Harrison 2 have been honored as 2020 Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools.

01/29/2021 - 3:47pm


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Final enrollment data for 2020-21 released
The final count of Colorado P-12 students confirms a 3.3% decrease in state enrollment for 2020-21 with the biggest drop in early grades. The state had its first decrease in year-to-year enrollment in over three decades due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

01/22/2021 - 11:47am


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State board reauthorizes all but two educator preparation programs at Regis University
Regis University’s educator preparation programs for elementary and special education were conditionally approved for the 2021-22 school year provided that the university improves instruction on teaching reading.  

01/14/2021 - 5:16pm


State’s four-year graduation rate increases
A total of 81.9% of the Class of 2020 graduated last spring - the highest graduation rate in a decade despite the global pandemic that disrupted education in the last two months of the 2019-20 school year, according to data released by CDE.

01/15/2021 - 3:15pm


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Deadline for standards revision committee application extended
The Standards and Instructional Support Office is now accepting applications through Jan. 31 for standards revision committee membership in the following content areas: social studies, visual arts, music, dance and drama/theatre arts.

01/08/2021 - 10:42am


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