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Professional Development Services
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School Redesign
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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:

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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:

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High School Redesign

Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

The Lab at CEI

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LATEST NEWS

Setting a Foundation for Intentional and Equitable Student Learning

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Last year, CEI worked with just over 50 Colorado school districts. The diversity of contexts across Colorado’s school systems is incredible, and we feel honored to be able to work with so many great leaders and in so many places across our great …

Q & A: Darleen Daniels
Colorado Springs School District 11 Board Member Darleen Daniels

Darleen Daniels was elected to serve on the Colorado Springs School District 11 school board in November 2019. Why did you decide to run for the school board? I was invited to the table and that’s really why. When people see who you are and they ask if you would …

Community Initiative to Improve Schools

By Douglas Bissonette, Elizabeth School District “Bold change.” That’s what Elizabeth School District parent Dave Eddy is working hard to bring about at Elizabeth Schools. And he’s not alone. A large team of local and regional partners are actively reaching out to collaboratively design, develop and implement a more dynamic, …