CEI is partnering with veteran superintendent George Welsh to launch a unique opportunity for district leaders in rural Colorado.

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CEI cultivates systems improvement and a vision of what's possible for every Colorado student.
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We hold a unique place in Colorado's education landscape that allows us to make connections, move mindsets, spur possibilities, and drive system-level transformation to get the most promising practices off the ground and into classrooms.

We both share the excitement of what's working across Colorado and help set the stage for what's next in K-12 educational systems nationwide. We are:


Implementation Experts

CEI uses a data-driven approach to support the conditions needed to scale innovative strategies for improvement.
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Innovation Thought Leaders

CEI elevates innovative ideas around critical, systemic issues in education across the state of Colorado.
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CEI brings together the necessary stakeholders to share ideas, solve problems, and achieve district transformation at scale.
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Our Work

Systems change requires both a shift in practice and in mindsets. CEI helps teachers, school leaders, and district stakeholders to catalyze bold, comprehensive change in public education in Colorado. We share cutting-edge ideas in education, highlighting the work of educators who are leading the way, and engage in conversations in person and virtually that encourage debate and advance emerging topics in the education ecosystem. Read more about our work in:


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