The Scoop, 28Jul21


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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This Week in The Scoop

Educator Talent

Application for Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet due Aug. 13

The Education Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet seeks new members to share hands-on classroom experience while helping shape statewide education policy.

Selected teachers will join continuing cabinet members and meet four times a year to advise Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and share how education policies and rules unfold in classrooms across the state. New members will serve for two years, beginning in October 2021. The advisory group is made up of teachers from around the state, representing small, medium, large, rural, suburban and urban school systems.

To be considered, teachers must complete the application by 11:59 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 13. Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, résumé, signatures and letters of recommendation to Stacey Macklin at [email protected] by the deadline.

For more information on the application process, visit the Commissioner's Teacher Cabinet webpage.
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For More Information, Contact:
Stacey Macklin
Commissioner's Office
Phone: 303-866-6646
Email: [email protected]

Federal Programs

Application deadline for 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year extended to Aug. 6

Teachers now have more time to apply to be the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year. The application deadline for the award has been extended to Friday, Aug. 6. Details about the application process and timeline are available on the CTOY Process webpage.

Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any state-approved or accredited school, kindergarten through grade 12, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status, to represent the entire profession in Colorado. The Colorado Teacher of the Year will automatically become Colorado's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.

For more information on the Colorado Teacher of the Year, visit the program webpage.

For More Information, Contact:
Patty Gleason
Competitive Grants and Awards
Phone: 303-910-5721
Email: [email protected]

News & Notes

State Releases Concurrent and Dual Enrollment Report

More than 53,000 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2019-20 academic year, according to a report released jointly by the Colorado Department of Higher Education and CDE. This was an increase of nearly 2,900 students from 2018-19, or a 5.6% jump in dual enrollment participation overall.

More students of color took advantage of CE classes in the 2019-20 academic year. CE participation grew by 32.9% among Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students, 27% among Asian students, 23.3% among African American or Black students, 19.9% among students identifying as two or more races, 18.4% among Hispanic or Latinx students, and 15.8% among American Indian or Alaska Native students.

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For More Information, Contact:
Megan McDermott
Phone: 303-974-2495
Email: [email protected]

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