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Common Core and Equity: Colorado



Colorado Preview

Everyone from parents to politicians has an opinion about the common core state standards. Hear how education leaders from the Colorado Department of Education are working with districts throughout the state to implement the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). Educators from St. Vrain Valley School District, including the principal and teacher from Skyline High School, also discuss how they are using funding from the federal Race to the Top and Investing in Innovation (I3) competitions to support the successful implementation of CAS. To learn more, watch the full video below.


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  • Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Brian Sevier, Ph.D., Director of Standards and Instructional Support, Colorado Department of Education
  • Regina Renaldi, Assistant Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Heidi Ringer, Principal, Skyline High School, St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Jill Woodley, Teacher-Librarian, Skyline High School, St. Vrain Valley Schools



Below are resources provided by the Colorado Department of Education and the St. Vrain Valley Schools. These artifacts contain information useful for districts and schools related to the implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards.


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