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United States Census 2020

U.S. Census resources available
CDE has compiled resources to help teachers and school leaders talk to their school communities about the importance of the census. There are also resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Commissioner updates state board on COVID-19 response
Commissioner Katy Anthes provided an update to the State Board of Education on CDE’s role and activities during the statewide emergency response to COVID-19. 

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CDE announces pause on 2019-20 state assessments, accountability
Administration of end-of-the-year assessments, including CMAS, will pause for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to extensive school closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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State Board approves Local Accountability Grant funding
The Local Accountability Grant is available for three years. Funding is meant to help establish a local accountability system that supplements the state system.

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Statewide partnership tackles Colorado’s teacher shortages
TEACH Colorado, a statewide partnership, is a comprehensive digital platform that recruits talented Coloradans into the teaching profession with a mission to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of the state’s teacher pipeline.

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State Board directs Douglas County Schools to close HOPE Online Elementary
The board directed Douglas County School District to revoke the charter for HOPE Online Learning Academy Elementary School, effectively requiring closure at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

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Interactive dashboard enables analysis of Educator Preparation Programs
The Educator Preparation Programs Report has information about the effectiveness of Colorado programs training teachers, principals and special services providers, as well as information about new teachers entering the workforce.

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Ensure all Colorado children have access to healthy summer meals
The Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors, sites or state partners to ensure children can continue to receive healthy meals during the summer when many children don't have access to school lunch, breakfast or after-school meals.

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Colorado adds nearly 12,000 full-day kindergarten students in first year of new law
A total of 61,989 kindergartners enrolled in full-day classes in Colorado’s public schools this fall, 11,913 more than the previous year, an increase that can be attributed to legislation that went into effect for the 2019-20 school year.

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Parent representatives needed on state advisory council
The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) has three openings for parent representatives and four organization members. Applicants must currently be serving on a school or district accountability committee and live in congressional districts 5, 6 or 7.