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News Release - Schools and districts show improvement on Colorado’s preliminary accountability framework
 A greater percentage of schools and districts earned higher marks on the preliminary accountability frameworks than in 2022, showing a gradual improvement occurring across the state since the pandemic. 

08/29/2023 - 2:26pm

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Colorado Department of Education pledges $11 million to support educators across the state with classroom project materials
Colorado Education Commissioner Susana Córdova announced on Thursday that the Colorado Department of Education will allocate $11 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help pre-K to 12th grade public school educators with classroom resources to address COVID-19 learning loss.  

03/26/2024 - 3:15pm

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Heat-related resources for schools
Due to inclement weather, schools and districts may be asked about extreme heat protocols. Guidance from the National Weather Service on extreme heat is available on CDE's school safety and crisis resources page.

08/23/2023 - 1:48pm

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News Release -- State Board of Education begins process for reviewing computer science standards, reviews budget requests
The State Board of Education kicked off the process for the statutorily required review of the Colorado Academic Standards with the review of the independent benchmarking reports for computer science, English language proficiency, physical education and world languages presented by CDE staff. 

08/17/2023 - 6:15pm

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News Release - State assessment results show some improvements, challenges remain due to lost learning opportunities during the pandemic
Results from state assessments taken last spring show gradual improvements in many grades and subject areas over the previous year and a few even performed better than the pre-pandemic results; however, the scores also reveal continued deficits in many areas and for many student groups, according to today’s release by the Colorado Department of Education.

03/26/2024 - 3:15pm

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News Release -- Colorado Free and Reduced-Price Meals Policy for School Year 2023-24
Prior to every school year CDE is required to announce the policy that determines student eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals or free milk served at schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program or the Special Milk Program. 

08/01/2023 - 4:58pm


News Release - School districts can use Medicaid eligibility to certify students for free or reduced-priced meals
The Colorado Department of Education announced today that Colorado school districts will be able to use Medicaid enrollment data to certify students for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

06/20/2023 - 2:54pm

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State Board of Education approves 17 BEST projects valued at $180 million in school construction around Colorado
The Colorado State Board of Education approved a prioritized list of 17 Building Excellent Schools Today school construction grants at its monthly board meeting Wednesday and Thursday.

06/15/2023 - 5:58pm

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State Board of Education officially appoints Susana Córdova as Colorado's commissioner of education
The Colorado State Board of Education today unanimously voted to officially appoint Susana Córdova as Colorado’s commissioner of education, replacing Dr. Katy Anthes, who announced her resignation in December.

03/26/2024 - 3:06pm

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State Board of Education selects sole finalist for education commissioner
The State Board of Education on May 30, 2023, selected former DPS Superintendent Susana Córdova as the sole finalist for the education commissioner.

03/26/2024 - 3:06pm