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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:


High School Redesign

Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

The Lab at CEI



Where We Go From Here

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO These past few months have presented some of the most challenging and confronting circumstances we have experienced collectively in our society in the last several decades. Those of you who work with us know that we stand on the side of those who …

Note from CEO Rebecca Holmes

The following post is an excerpt from an internal message to the CEI team that we would like to share publicly .  By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO As many of you know, this isn’t the first time I’ve felt like I needed to share thoughts to address important …

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 …