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:

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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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Statewide
Conveners

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:

Accountability

High School Redesign

Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

The Lab at CEI

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LATEST NEWS

Mascareñaz to Join the Colorado Education Initiative Team
Vice President of Community PartnershipsL andon Mascareñaz

The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) announced today that Landon Mascareñaz will join as its Vice President of Community Partnership. Mascareñaz will lead CEI’s community engagement, family partnership, equity, and policy initiatives. “CEI is building a movement across the state to reinvest in public education while also demanding something radically new …

The Hub Connects Educators with Resources for Healthy Schools
Welcome to The Hub

A robust new website designed to boost school wellness efforts throughout Colorado is now online. The Hub connects people working in PK-12 education with a broad array of resources, including events, grants, organizations, professional development, research, templates, toolkits, and much more. These vetted materials are provided by a variety of …

Let’s Add Something Extra Special to the 4-day School Week
Students show off project

By Elaine Menardi | Not long ago, I found a statistic that blew my mind: 104 of 178 school districts in Colorado operate on a four-day school week. My brain started to race in an effort to address two key questions: What could we do with that extra day? And …