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CASB Serving You, 18Jun21

CASB Serving You!

June 18, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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CDE COVID-19 Learning Impacts Toolkit

Toolkit 1.0 Design

The Learning Impacts Toolkit is a starting point for responding to the impacts of the pandemic. The content of the Toolkit will evolve over time to respond to needs of school and district leaders. The Toolkit consists of these components:

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The Future of Preschool in Colorado newsletter

Last November, Colorado voters passed a ballot measure that will pay for all children in their year before kindergarten to attend preschool at least 10 hours per week. With the program beginning in two years, policymakers must act now to identify how universal preschool will work. 

Knowing this, Governor Polis asked the Colorado Children’s Campaign to lead a process of gathering input from state and local leaders, early care and education advocates, preschool providers, educators, and families. Early Milestones Colorado supported this process by assisting with data, research, and policy insights. We also produced seven topical briefs to share findings from the Future of Preschool in Colorado Engagement Process
 
Published in April, the first three briefs provided an overview of the work and explored universal preschool governance and funding. We are now pleased to offer the remaining four briefs of the series, which discuss the early childhood workforce, program quality, participation, and community input.

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The final brief, which summarizes community input from more than 60 listening sessions, is also available in Spanish.  
 
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Explorando el futuro del preescolar en Colorado 


Estimados amigos y colegas,

En noviembre pasado, los votantes de Colorado aprobaron una medida electoral que pagará para que todos los niños en su año antes del jardín de infantes asistan al preescolar al menos 10 horas por semana. Con el programa comenzando en dos años, los tomadores de decisiones deben actuar ahora para identificar cómo funcionará el preescolar universal.

Sabiendo esto, el Gobernador Polis pidió a la Campaña de los Niños de Colorado que liderara un proceso de recolección de aportes de líderes estatales y locales, defensores de la educación y cuidado temprano, proveedores preescolares, educadores y familias. Early Milestones Colorado apoyó este proceso al ayudar con datos, investigaciones y perspectivas de políticas. También producimos siete informes de actualidad para compartir los hallazgos del Proceso de Compromiso del Futuro de Preescolar en Colorado.

Publicado en Abril, los tres primeros informes proporcionaron una visión general del trabajo y exploraron la gobernanza preescolar universal y la financiación. Ahora nos complace ofrecer los cuatro breves restantes de la serie, que discuten la fuerza laboral de la primera infancia, la calidad del programa, la participación y el aporte de la comunidad.

LEA LOS INFORMES
El informe final, que resume la entrada de la comunidad de más de 60 sesiones de escucha, también está disponible en español.  
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CASB Serving You, 11Jun21

CASB Serving You!

June 11, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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CASB Serving You, 4June21

CASB Serving You!

June 4, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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The Scoop

 
 
 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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CDE Update

 

April 30, 2021

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CDE Update

 

April 29, 2021

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CASB Serving You, 23 April 2021

CASB Serving You!

Week of: April 23, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • The Built to Serve campaign to help recruit school board candidates is up and running. Recommend someone who you think would be a great school board member and we will contact them and provide information on running for school board!
  • The next Board President Cafe is scheduled for May 13 and board presidents are welcome to sign up. The May 13 topic is: How do the responsibilities and role of the board president differ amongst districts? Register here
  • Please take a moment to share with us your thoughts on our Regional Meetings, Fall Conference and Delegate Assembly, and the 81st Annual CASB Convention — the event survey is open now.

ADVOCACY

  • The April 26 School Board Advocate is available on our website and covers the following topics:
    • Bills we are still anticipating to drop, but have not yet as of Apr 26:
      • Statewide Collective Bargaining
      • Marijuana Potency Rules
      • Early Childhood Education
    • HB21-1294 K-12 Education Accountability Performance Audit dropped and aligns with CASB resolution #1
    • Potential November ballot issues that have the potential of reducing tax revenues by as much as $1.5B collectively have received the green light to collect signatures:
      • Initiatives #30 and #31 would reduce Colorado personal and corporate income taxes to either 4.5% or 4.4% from the current rate of 4.55%.
      • Separate rulings from the Title Board granted title to initiatives  #26#27 and #28 which would reduce property taxes on Colorado residential and commercial property.
  • There are more than 85 education-related bills that would influence public education introduced so far this session. You can find all the details on CASB’s interactive bill graphic and bill tracker
  • CASB’s Key Legislative Priorities are on the website and available for sharing with members and asking them to connect with their Key Legislators. 

POLICY AND LEGAL

  • The 2021 Election resources are available to CASB members on our website.
  • Special Policy Updates are released on a quarterly basis and available on our website.

NSBA UPDATES

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • As reported in Chalkbeat, Colorado will be exempt this year from federal requirements that the state identify and intervene in schools where students aren’t meeting certain academic expectations.
  • April 30 is Decision Day — The Colorado Department of Higher Education honors the opportunities in all pathways, whether students attend a university, community college, private occupational school, an apprenticeship or serve in the military. You can learn more about Decision Day on the website
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7. Colorado teachers have gone to extraordinary lengths to swiftly transition to supporting their students' learning at home. Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7, 2021 -— the perfect time for us to thank teachers for their tremendous dedication, creativity and problem solving during the pandemic. 
  • May is Mental Health Month — Mental Health America has released its May is Mental Health Month toolkit. This year’s toolkit focuses on the Tools 2 Thrive theme to provide strategies and tools to help us all move through the challenges faced during the last year and develop practices to help us thrive.

This mission of the Colorado Association of School Boards is to advance excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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CASB Serving You, 16Apr21

CASB Serving You!

Week of: April 16, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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The Scoop

 
 
 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

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CASB Serving You, 2Apr21

CASB Serving You!

Week of: April 2, 2021
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CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

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The Scoop_31March2021

 
 
 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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CDE The Scoop_March 24, 2021

 
 
 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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CDE: The Scoop Newsletter

 
 
 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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CDE: The Scoop Newsletter

 
 
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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