DENVER, Colo. — The State Board of Education at its common month-to-month assembly on Wednesday accredited awards for 2 grant applications to expand computer science education in Colorado. A complete of $386,517 was accredited for instructor coaching at 14 districts and BOCES in addition to $12,000 for lecturers to attend state-provided coaching. The board additionally accredited $79,390 for eight districts and BOCES to expand participation in computer science courses by traditionally underrepresented college students.
Adams 14 School District Progress Monitoring
The State Board of Education requested a progress monitoring replace on the November board assembly from division employees on the standing of Adams 14 School District’s implementation of the board’s 2018 order to be certain that the main focus has returned to the wants of college students. In addition, the board requested to reschedule November the district presentation to the state board that was postponed in September. Specifically, MGT, together with the native board and superintendent, was requested to share beginning-of-the-year tutorial information, present enrollment information, staffing information together with turnover charges and vacant positions, and an replace on the companions working within the district and the way roles and duties are delegated.
Board approves new administration associate for Gateway High School
The board accredited a written order authorizing Aurora Public Schools to change its exterior supervisor for Gateway High School to Zero Dropouts. The board gave preliminary approval for the change in September after Aurora Public Schools proposed an modification to the 2019 state board order directing the district to convey on Communities in Schools, which selected not to proceed because the district’s associate after the conclusion of their final contract. Zero Dropouts will concentrate on credit score restoration, tutoring help, digital studying alternatives, and prolonged day and night studying alternatives for the 2021-22 college 12 months.
Revised guidelines thought of for educator licensing and workforce growth
The board thought of background data offered by CDE employees about proposed revisions to educator licensing and workforce growth guidelines. The rulemaking procedures have been seen on Sept. 30, and public feedback might be collected by means of October. Hearings and attainable votes will happen on the November board assembly.
The proposed revisions to the Rules for the Administration of the Educator Licensing Act would align the principles with a number of adjustments to the statute handed in 2021. Among the adjustments, the statutes amended the identification required for an educator license, prolonged the time period of an educators’ license from 5 to seven years, established different principal preparation applications, amended educator licensure enforcement, and created educator recruitment and retention applications.
The new Rules for the Administration of Educator Recruitment and Retention set up the monetary help parts of the Educator Recruitment Grant Program created in 2021 to assist members of the armed forces and others pursue careers as educators. The statute offers up to $10,000 in monetary help for tuition at educator preparation applications.
In different rulemaking actions, the board:
Approved the discover of rulemaking for the Rules for the Administration of the Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant Program. The proposed amendments to the principles replicate adjustments required by 2021 laws. Senate Bill 21-268 requires extra utility necessities and concerns for awarding grants. The state board will maintain a listening to on the proposed adjustments to the principles and will vote in January