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ESSA plan submitted to U.S. Dept. of Education
On Monday, May 1, CDE submitted its plan on how Colorado will implement the country’s federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). An overview of the plan and the full plan have been posted.

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Standards Review and Revision committee members
Members for each of the 13 standards content committees have been announced. A sincere thank you to the more than 580 stakeholders that applied.

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Colorado's 11th-graders to take SAT for the first time this spring
On April 11 Colorado’s high school juniors will take the SAT as the state’s free college-entrance exam for the first time. Students in 10th grade will take the PSAT 10 on April 11 or 12. ​

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Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™
Kindergarten and Results Matter participants using GOLD® will transition to the new MyTeachingStrategies™ for the 2017-18 school year. This is the latest version of the Teaching Strategies, LLC platform.

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Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™
Kindergarten and Results Matter participants using GOLD® will transition to the new MyTeachingStrategies™ for the 2017-18 school year. This is the latest version of the Teaching Strategies, LLC platform.

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Helping educators teach English Language Learners
State board directs CDE to create new flexible professional development pathways for new and current teachers to better serve students with English language education needs.

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Educator Effectiveness Metrics release
Performance reports for Colorado teachers and principals show the majority of educators received evaluation ratings of “effective” or higher. 

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Stories of Promising Practice - Center School District
Since implementing a more intentional postsecondary awareness program, Center School District in the San Luis Valley has seen a big spike in college enrollment among its graduates.

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Early Literacy Assessment Tool Webinar
An application training webinar for the Early Literacy Assessment Tool (ELAT) project will take place 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Applications will be due Friday, Feb. 3.

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State Board appoints Katy Anthes as commissioner
At its Dec. 14 meeting, the State Board voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Katy Anthes as the commissioner of education. Anthes has led the department as interim commissioner since May.

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