Last week the State Board of Education approved the final three content areas in a process to review and revise the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). The standards provide a grade-by-grade road map of learning expectations to define what students should know, understand and be able to do.
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Teach Plus opened applications for the 2018-2019 Colorado Teaching Policy Fellowship. The Colorado Teach Plus Policy Fellowship is a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Colorado teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession.
Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 186 other local, state and national organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
In the wake of recent school shootings around the nation, Colorado advocates and lawmakers have dedicated increased attention to ensuring kids are safe at school. During the past few weeks, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed several bills (listed below) creating grant programs aimed at making schools safer.
National and state level organizations urge Secretary Betsy DeVos to maintain school discipline guidance
The Colorado Children’s Campaign has joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 153 other local, state and national organizations in submitting a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, emphasizing the importance of the joint school discipline guidance.
The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly resulted in several wins for Colorado kids and families. The Colorado Children’s Campaign team and our partners were instrumental in advancing legislation with bipartisan support this year in many areas impacting children’s lives.
Advocates for pregnant women, babies and toddlers came to the State Capitol this week for Colorado’s first Strolling ThunderTM event. The rally, march and baby playdate were held simultaneously with the national event coordinated by ZERO TO THREE as part of the national Think Babies campaign.
Just this week the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) approved Colorado’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan. Colorado was one of the first states in the nation to submit its state plan just over a year ago.
Thousands of teachers from around the state marched on the Colorado State Capitol on Thursday and today to call for more funding for education, better pay for educators, and secure retirement benefits. We support the teachers and others calling for more adequate and equitable funding.