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Colorado's stories of promising practices

Colorado Promising Practices features schools and districts that are doing innovative work to further education in Colorado. For more information, email CDE Communications

Promising Practice: How D51 is creating 'game-changing' learning system

Mesa County Valley 51 School District in 2014 made performance-based learning for students a cornerstone of its strategic plan with an eye on improving students' postsecondary success.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Promising Practice: How St. Vrain Valley Schools built trailblazing STEM program

St. Vrain Valley Schools has taken impressive steps over the past nine years to implement a comprehensive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program. Beginning at the earliest grades, students are exposed to STEM fields and encouraged to think about their interests and passions.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stories of Promising Practice: Grant Beacon Middle School

Despite demographics that cause many schools to struggle, Denver's Grant Beacon Middle School has prospered over the past years. Test scores have increased steadily, and the school has implemented a longer school day, a wealth of enrichment activities for its students, and a technology-rich, blended learning environment that includes a Chromebook laptop for every student. Find out how the school's innovation is leading to success.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stories of Promising Practice: Tavelli Elementary School

The Colorado Department of Education is highlighting success stories of teachers, students and administrators around the state in classrooms and schools through storytelling and videos in hopes that their experience can help others elevate their work. This is one of several such stories, looking at the success at Tavelli Elementary School in the Poudre Valley School District. Tavelli was once a struggling school that was quickly turned around to become a high achieving school.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stories of Promising Practices: Compass Montessori School

Colorado Department of Education is highlighting success stories of teachers, students and administrators around the state in classrooms and schools through storytelling and videos in hopes that their experience can help others elevate their work. This is one of several such stories, looking at the success at Compass Montessori School in Jefferson County, the first public school in the country to offer Montessori education from pre-K through the 12th grade.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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