Share Your Ideas on Colorado Ed Standards and Federal Flexibility

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has opened the floor for public comment to improve education in Colorado. Speak out on two current policy issues. Read more below.

Don’t miss the opportunity to influence the shape of education in Colorado. Provide your feedback on our state’s plan to implement the federal Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Colorado’s New Academic Standards.

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CO ESSA Implementation - Open for public comment until March 10th

CDE recently released its draft plan on how it intends to implement ESSA. The comments the state receives will be compiled and included with the plan when it is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education and incorporated into the plan as appropriate. Following comment, CDE will issue a report that highlights the various perspectives and feedback considered through this process. See CDE’s invitation for public comment here.


Colorado Academic Standards - Open for public comment until April 30th

CDE has developed an online standards review system to enable all Coloradans to provide specific feedback on each and every expectation within all 10 content areas of the Colorado Academic Standards. This review and revision process is required by SB08-212 “Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K)” and is your chance to provide feedback directly to the committees making recommendations for revision to the standards. Access CDE’s standards feedback system here.

Posted on March 1, 2017 .