CDE will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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To view all current openings for at-will and classified position postings, visit the Job Openings and Employment Application webpage.
Contact the Human Resources Office with questions.The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.
CDE does not formally collect complaints about schools or districts. To file a complaint, reach out to your school principal, then, if necessary, the district superintendent, then your local school board.
For students with an Individualized Education Program, contact the Exceptional Student Services Unit's Dispute Resolution team at 303-866-6694.
Contact the U.S. Department of Education at 800-433-3243 or the Education Credit Management Corp. at 866-264-8566.
School and District Information
CDE does not accept applications for any positions within the school districts we serve in Colorado. In you are interested in employment with one of our many school districts, apply by contacting the specific school district directly. Various job boards are also available for teaching staff such as the Jobs for Teachers website.
Any group of parents, teachers and/or community members may develop a charter application. A minimum size is not defined in the charter school law. The school must be nonsectarian and non-home-based. Applications may not be submitted to convert an existing private school or non-public home-based educational program into a charter school.
For more information, visit the Colorado Charter Schools Introduction webpage.
CDE has compiled resources to support students with reading difficulties including dyslexia, including a Screening for Dyslexia Flowchart (PDF). This and more are available on the Colorado Dyslexia homepage.
Most online schools will have their own specific steps for enrollment. Online schools typically require the same documents as a brick and mortar school such as a birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records, and prior school records if applicable.
Districts to not keep copies of student diplomas, but districts are required to retain student transcripts in perpetuity. You will need to contact the school district in which your student attended school.
If you have not already, you may try contacting the two offices listed below. Both handle licensing and regulatory information for small businesses. Private (non-public) schools are required to obtain a small business license from the Secretary of State, Licensing and Enforcement Division, in order to open so they may have the contact for the school on file.
Secretary of State, Licensing and Enforcement Division
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
1625 Broadway, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202
Neither CDE nor the districts receive or retain private school records. Please contact the school itself.
If the school is closed, contact the parent organization that operated the school to see if they retained that school’s records. See: "How do I contact a closed private school?"
If you are a member of the public, you can see if an educator has an active credential, a past credential or if a credential was denied, suspended, revoked or annulled by using the Public Educator Lookup.