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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

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This Week in The Scoop

Accountability & Improvement

Prepare for the 2020 Teaching and Learning Conditions survey

The 2020 Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado (TLCC) survey launches Wednesday, Jan. 22. This anonymous online survey of all school-based licensed educators promotes discussions in schools and districts about instruction, planning time, professional development, school improvement and related policy issues.

CDE will send headcount numbers based upon data from the 2018-19 human resources collection to superintendents and human resource contacts. These count estimates will help determine the number of codes to send each school for staff to access the survey. Districts must confirm the numbers by Friday, Dec. 3.

Schools and districts must have at least 50% participation to view their own data. Inaccurate counts could result in an interference with schools getting their TLCC survey data back.

For more information on the survey, including changes from previous years, visit

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Steffen
Accountability & Continuous Improvement
Phone: 303-866-6676

Local accountability system grant available

The application process for the Local Accountability System grant is open. The intent of the grant program is to support local education providers in establishing and supporting a local accountability system that supplements the state accountability system. This program is also intended to enable the state to learn from innovation in the field. Applications are due Thursday, Dec 19.

Visit the grant webpage for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Steffen
Accountability & Continuous Improvement
Phone: 303-866-6676

Exceptional Student Services

CSEAC notice of vacancies

The Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee (CSEAC) has vacant positions. Those interested in appling to be part of the committee can view the open vacancies on the CSEAC webpage. The deadline to apply Monday, Nov. 18.

For More Information, Contact:
David Ramer
Phone: 303-866-6943

Family Partnerships

Provide feedback on Family Engagement Guide for district staff

CDE is seeking feedback on a preschool through grade 12 family engagement guide it is developing. The intended audience for this guide is district-level staff who support family engagement. However, feedback from parents, community members, principals and teachers is also helpful.

Review the document and access survey via Google Docs. The anonymous, voluntary survey will close Monday, Nov. 18.

For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Family Partnerships

Phone: 303-866-5921


Vote for the 2020 One Book Colorado selection

Online voting is open to choose the book that 4-year-olds in the state will be reading this spring, along with a little help from parents, siblings, friends and family.

Coloradans may cast their vote for one of the three finalists: The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedra, The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier and The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach.

Visit to watch videos of Colorado community leaders reading the book selections aloud in both English and Spanish, and cast a vote by Friday, Nov. 22.

For More Information, Contact:
Sharon Morris
State Library
Phone: 303-866-6730

News & Notes

Celebrate Apprenticeship Awards Month

November is Colorado Apprenticeship Month, a statewide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers.

For more information on how to get involved or learn more about apprenticeships, visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment's website.

For More Information, Contact:
Apprenticeship Team
Phone: 303-318-8000

Family Literacy Month and #COHearts2READ, Nov. 11-15

In honor of National Family Literacy Month in November, CDE and the Colorado State Library will launch the #COHearts2READ social media campaign.

This campaign will highlight Coloradans’ passion for reading by encouraging students, teachers, school and library staff and the general public to share why they love to read on social media by using the hashtag #COHearts2READ during the week of Nov. 11.

The week-long celebration will kick off by giving everyone a chance to create a READ poster with a Facebook Profile Frame. Check out the activities for each day, including a #bookface challenge, on CDE’s website or follow CDE's Facebook and Twitter pages. Also follow the Colorado State Library's Facebook and Twitter pages.

For More Information, Contact:
Gladis Gee
Communications Office
Phone: 303-866-6800

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