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:


High School Redesign

Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

The Lab at CEI



The Class of 2020 Represents the Heroic Work of Students, Families, Educators

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Every May and June across Colorado we get to watch something really exciting – students graduating and transitioning to the next stage of their life. This time has always been one to reflect on the previous year, what is happening next, and how …

Colorado Classroom Project Expands Access to Literacy Instruction

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO I wanted to break our regular cycle of end-of-month newsletters to share some really important news with you.  As a parent of younger children, I’ve experienced first-hand the challenges this pandemic has put into the hands of parents in Colorado. I realize that …

New Partnership with RMPBS to Offer K-3 “Read With Me at Home” Programming
Read With Me

Beginning May 18, Rocky Mountain Public Media will provide remote learning programming for K-3 children and their families as taught by Statewide School District Master Teachers.  DENVER — Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative are partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ, …