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One Book Colorado A Book for Every Four Year Old

Vote for the 2020 One Book Colorado
Each year, the One Book Colorado program gives a free book to each 4 year old in the state. Make your selection for 2020 selection by Friday, Nov. 22.

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Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month
Gov. Polis proclaimed November as Runaway and Homeless Awareness Month in Colorado. The state will continue all efforts to lower the rate of youth homelessness and ensure every young person has access to a quality education.  

Colorado Teacher of the Year

Colorado Teacher of the Year announced
Hilary Wimmer, a business teacher at Mountain Range High School in Adams 12 Five Star Schools, was named Colorado’s 2020 Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the high school today.

National Assessment of Educational Progress

Colorado 4th and 8th graders continue to outperform on NAEP
According to the 2019 results, Colorado students continue to perform better than their peers across the country on the biennial national reading and math assessment.

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Commissioner Anthes announces new Teacher Cabinet members
Twelve additional members were announced to join the Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet. This group of practicing teachers provides the department with direct feedback and advice on Colorado education policy.

State of Colorado Proclamation

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Colorado! This month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of dyslexia and working towards solutions in our schools and communities to help students reach their full potential. 

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State Board approves adjustments to accountability frameworks
Changes are designed to provide a more accurate reflection of a school’s success in teaching students. Adjustments will apply to elementary and middle school ratings beginning in fall 2021.

State of Colorado Proclamation

Family and School Partnership in Education Month
Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Family and School Partnership in Education Month! This month is dedicated to elevating the importance of parents, families and schools working together to help students achieve higher academic levels. 

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Five Colorado schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools
CDE congratulates the five Colorado schools named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their high academic outcomes and efforts to close the achievement gap among student subgroups. 

Colorado Teacher of the Year

2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year finalists announced
CDE announced seven finalists for the 2020 Teacher of the Year competition, with the sole finalist to be announced by Nov. 1.