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Wednesday, January 30th, 2020

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This Week in The Scoop

Accountability & Improvement

TLCC Survey now open 
 

The 2020 Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) Survey is now live. Packets with individualized codes were mailed out on Jan. 16. Packets are addressed to association representatives or school principals.

The TLCC survey, resources, promotional items, FAQs, and live survey tracking are available via the TLCC website.

The TLCC is an anonymous, statewide survey for all public school-based educators to provide input on teaching and learning conditions. Schools and districts need at least 50% staff response and a minimum of five respondents to access results. 

If you have not received your survey codes, contact Lisa Steffen at steffen_l@cde.state.co.us.

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Steffen
Accountability and Continuous Improvement
Phone: 303-866-6676
Email: steffen_l@cde.state.co.us

Early Learning & School Readiness

READ Act Professional Development New Rubrics - Seeking Feedback
 

The P-3 office is seeking  feedback on the rubrics to be used for the approval of professional development for evidence-based teacher training and professional development needs under the READ Act. A webinar  will be hosted Thursday Jan. 30 at 9:30 am. The webinar will also be available here
To register for the webinar please visit the website.
 

For More Information, Contact:
Marisa Calzadillas
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 303-866-6189
Email: Calzadillas_@cde.state.co.us

Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project applications open
 

The Early Literacy Assessment Tool (ELAT) Project is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  A webinar explaining the application process is available to view. 

The application is available online via SurveyMonkey  and due by Friday, Jan. 31, by 11:59 pm. 

More information is available here

For More Information, Contact:
Laura Stelling
P-3
Phone: 303-866-6971
Email: stelling_l@cde.state.co.us

Exceptional Student Services

Facility Schools Board - Two open board seats
 

CDE's office of Approved Facility School has vacancies  for two open seats on the Facility Schools Board. Applications are due Friday, March 20. Applicants would represent county departments of human or social services and state-level child placement agencies respectively. 

For more information please visit the website. 

For More Information, Contact:
Judy Stirman
Office of Facility Schools
Phone: 303-866-6684
Email: stirman_j@cde.state.co.us

Health, Wellness & Nutrition

School Health Professional Grant funding application available
 

New funding is available for the School Health Professional Grant (SHPG), provides funds to eligible education providers to enhance the presence of school health professionals in both elementary and secondary schools. The letter of intent, important deadlines, application, budget template and link to the training webinar are available here
 

For More Information, Contact:
Phyllis Reed
Health and Wellness Unit
Phone: 303.866.6593
Email: reed_p@cde.state.co.us

Support & Intervention

Apply for an EARSS Grant
 

The four-year Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS) grant is intended to bolster academic and behavioral support for truant students and students who are at risk of school discipline. Eligible applicants frequently hire personnel for support so that students and their parents/guardians benefit from one-on-one intensive support that keeps struggling students engaged in their learning.

Letters of intent for the current funding opportunity will be accepted on an ongoing basis between now and the application deadline of Thursday, March 12. If possible, the letters are requested by Friday, Jan. 31, to help CDE recruit an adequate number of volunteers for the application review process.

Current and previously funded grantees are eligible to apply but some restrictions apply which are described in the Application overview section.

Eligible applicants include school districts, BOCES, alternative schools within a school district, charter schools, facility schools, and if working through agreements with a district to serve expelled students, non-public, non-parochial schools.

Application materials and additional information are available at the Request for Applications webpage.

For More Information, Contact:
Janelle Krueger
Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement
Phone: (303) 866-6750
Email: Krueger_j@cde.state.co.us

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