Recent News Highlights
The State Board of Education directed Adams 14 School District to continue working on its proposal to turn over management to Mapleton Public Schools, requesting the two districts to add another partner to help with professional development related to instruction and leadership.
The state board voiced concerns about Mapleton’s record of success with student outcomes as well as concerns about the lack of sustained support from the Adams 14 Board of Education for Mapleton given its recent change of membership.
Read more here.
In total, 65 districts and 267 schools throughout Colorado honored
The Colorado Department of Education and Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and members of the State Board of Education honored hundreds of schools and dozens of districts with 2018 performance commendations at the annual awards ceremony on March 6.
"Today we're celebrating the many successes taking place across Colorado's schools and districts," Anthes said. "Shining a light on the good work we're seeing is the first step to learning more about what is going on in these schools so that that others can learn from their work and some day we can fully erase the equity gaps that have existed for far too long."
Read more here.
State Board recognizes Colorado's Teachers of the Year
At its February meeting, the State Board recognized
both the 2018 and 2019 Colorado Teachers of the Year.The 2018 awardee was Christina Randle, a first-grade
teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary in Harrison
School District 2 at Soaring Eagles Elementary in
Harrison School District 2.
State Board supports governor's full-day kindergarten plan
The 2019 Teacher of the Year, Meg Cypress, is a fifth-
grade teacher from Bradley International School in
Denver Public Schools.
The Colorado State Board of Education has approved a resolution supporting Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal to offer free, full-day kindergarten throughout the state. The board has long supported early literacy programs to ensure that all students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Read the full resolution.
Lessons Learned from Columbine
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute my reflections on the Columbine tragedy to the Student Safety & Wellness issue of NASBE's publication, the Standard." -- Jane Goff
Read the full article here.
Upcoming Public Meetings
March 29, 2019
Special State Board Meeting
Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax, Denver
- State Board Monthly Legislative Update
- Charter School Appeal -- Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences vs Pueblo School District 60
April 10-11, 2019Regular Monthly State Board Meeting
Meeting Agenda (Posted approximately one week prior to meeting date.)