Colorado

Colorado Submits ESSA Plan to Dept. of Ed

Colorado submitted its ESSA plan to the Dept. of Education. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper commented that the state “looks forward to continuing the conversation with key partners to create a more equitable system for every student in Colorado and ensure that every student is college...

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Submitted Plans   Arizona: Submitted Plan (5/1/17) Colorado: Submitted...

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Colorado’s ESSA Plan Gets High Marks

This article was originally published on RealClearEducation. Thanks to an inclusive and well-designed approach, Colorado is among a small group of states that will meet an April 3 deadline to submit plans to implement new federal education legislation. Participants and outside observers have praised the...

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Real Clear Ed Highlights Colorado’s ESSA Plan

Real Clear Education highlighted the development of Colorado’s ESSA plan. According to Pat Chapman, executive director of federal programs for the Colorado Dept. of Education, “We have pledged that a year in, we’ll reconnect with people to see what’s working and what’s not,” and “that...

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Education Commissioner Anthes Discusses ESSA Opportunities

In an interview with Chalkbeat Colorado, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes discussed the opportunities Colorado has to “reshape or reimagine Colorado’s education landscape.” Anthes argued Colorado has already made significant changes since NCLB, any new changes would be made through the legislature.

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CO Dept. of Education Standards Spoke Committee Holds Second Meeting

The Colorado Department of Education’s Standards Spoke Committee, a topical ESSA committee responsible for developing and appropriately reviewing sections of the state plan, held its second meeting this week. The group reports into the formal, central Hub Committee that will have an oversight role in...

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CO Legislature Announces 2016 Interim Committee

The Colorado Legislature has developed a 2016 Interim Committee to study ESSA. The committee held its first meeting last week where they heard from several presenters including several representatives from NCSL, the Colorado Department of Education and the Board of Education. The group’s next meeting...

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ESSA Committee Names Announced

The names of Colorado’s 17-member ESSA Committee were released last week. The committee will be “responsible for finding consensus while sifting through wide-ranging opinions about how Colorado should run its schools under ESSA.” The committee’s first meeting is scheduled for August 8.

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