C3 works with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to improve educational outcomes for around 843,000 K-12 students in over 260 districts and 1830 schools in the state. This state portal contains highlighted project stories, selected state initiatives, state data sources, state coordinating council (SCC) members, projects and services, and news items tailored specifically for Colorado.

Selected State Initiatives

Aligned and meaningful assessments

This CDE website provides Colorado educators information about the state's assessment program.

Coherent and rigorous academic standards

This CDE website supports Colorado educators as they implement the state’s academic standards.

Innovative and engaging learning options

As noted at the CDE website, "CDE's Innovation, Choice and Engagement Division focuses on expanding learning opportunities for each student by looking beyond the typical school building, day, and calendar."

School Improvement Grant Program

This CDE website provides Colorado districts and schools information on its School Improvement Grant program.

Statewide and district accountability

This CDE website provides Colorado educators information on district and school performance expectations, performance measurement, and support to maintain high-performing schools.

Supported and effective educators

This CDE website supports the development, recruitment, and ongoing support of effective educators.

State Coordinating Council

C3 works with CDE on projects and services defined in cooperation with the C3 Colorado SCC. The Council works to identify Colorado's priorities and changing educational needs. CDE leadership meets regularly with C3 staff members, partners, and collaborators to maintain the flow of communication and plan technical assistance services.

The membership of the State Coordinating Council will be announced soon.

Projects & Services

The Services & Projects for Colorado will be updated soon.