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ERIC Number: ED514655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Forward Thinking: Progress Report
Colorado Department of Education
In September 2007 the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado State Board of Education jointly announced the launch of "Forward Thinking", an ambitious plan "to create a purpose-driven and dynamic system of educational leadership, service and support that relentlessly focuses on the learning of all students." The steps detailed in this report provide a transparent overview of how the organization is gearing itself to support the seven detailed goals embedded in "Forward Thinking". The goals embedded in "Forward Thinking" are: (1) Provide guidance and support to meet school and district needs; (2) Enhance professional development involving best practices; (3) Develop tools to eliminate gaps and increase achievement for all; (4) Implement a seamless, collaborative leadership system with intentional intensity, urgency and impatience; (5) Make efficient, effective use of federal, state and private funds; (6) Become a reliable source for research, data, and analysis that is envied by all professionals; and (7) Define, detail and implement a model that builds and expands leadership capacity.
Colorado Department of Education. State Office Building, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6600; Fax: 303-830-0793; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Colorado