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CDPHE releases back-to-school guidance
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released updated back-to-school guidance based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for how K-12 schools can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations.

07/21/2021 - 11:43am


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2021-22 free and reduced price meal income guidelines released
CDE has released the eligibility guidelines for children who may receive free and reduced-price school meals, or free milk, served by Colorado School Food Authorities that participate in the National School Lunch, School Program, Breakfast Program and/or Special Milk Program.

07/01/2021 - 10:38am


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Teachers, parents and students invited to provide input on use of federal COVID relief funds
CDE and the State Board are seeking input through a survey and series of virtual public meetings on how to maximize the use of federal funds to support the state’s students, teachers and schools.

06/30/2021 - 12:03pm


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Board members ask governor to impose no state-level regulation on in-person learning
Members of the Colorado State Board of Education sent a signed letter to Gov. Jared Polis urging “little to no state-level regulation of in-person learning” next school year.

06/30/2021 - 10:20am


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State Board approves new educator licensure exam, Teaching Reading: Elementary
The board adopted the Praxis 5205 assessment as a license requirement for Special Education, Early Childhood and Elementary to ensure teachers understand scientifically based reading instruction.

06/10/2021 - 5:23pm


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State Board approves 65 grants for school construction projects valued at over $665 million
The board approved a total of 41 Building Excellent Schools Today school construction grants and another 24 emergency grant requests to resolve ventilation and filtration issues related to COVID-19. 

06/09/2021 - 5:40pm


Equity and Excellence Summer Learning Series
The Equity and Excellence Learning Series is an online event designed to catalyze conversations about resources and strategies for the following school year to help school and district leaders address the impacts of the pandemic on the learning and wellbeing of students and staff. 

05/27/2021 - 10:24pm


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State to continue with PSAT and SAT through 2023
Colorado will continue to use the PSAT and SAT for its high school assessments through spring 2023 under an addition to the contract with College Board designed to provide students, families and educators with consistency and continuity.

05/26/2021 - 11:05am


State Board reauthorizes remaining areas of University of Northern Colorado educator preparation program
The board approved the reauthorization of UNC's traditional teacher preparation programs areas of early childhood and elementary education.

05/13/2021 - 4:04pm


May 3-7

Celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week
It's Teacher Appreciation Week - the perfect time to show teachers how much we appreciate the dedication, creativity and problem-solving they demonstrate every day. Join the celebration by thanking a teacher in your life.

05/03/2021 - 9:01am


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