Six Colorado Schools Redesign the Future of Student Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2015 Denver, CO – Three Colorado school districts are on the cutting edge of redesigning the classroom of the future — better preparing students for success in the classroom, college and the workforce. Adams County School District 50, Colorado Springs School District 11, and the …

Colorado Schools Recognized as 2015 Healthy School Champions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2015 DENVER, CO – More than 40 Colorado schools are being highlighted as some of the state’s healthiest schools at The Colorado Education Initiative’s (CEI) 7th Annual Summit and Luncheon: Seeing is Believing on Friday, April 24, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, …

Colorado Becomes Third U.S. State to Launch STEMworks Pilot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2015 Jan. 22 event kicks off new partnership and Colorado STEMworks pilot to identify and promote effective STEM education programs DENVER, CO – A new partnership among The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), Colorado Technology Association (CTA), and Change the Equation (CTEq) will launch the Colorado …

Prominent Colorado Education Organization Selects New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2014 Glenna Norvelle to Lead The Colorado Education Initiative DENVER – The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) announced today its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Glenna Norvelle will lead the statewide education nonprofit starting on January 5, 2015. She joins CEI after serving as the president …

Northridge, Greeley Central Have Gains in AP Test-Takers

By: Tyler Silvy The Greeley Tribune November 21, 2014 Northridge and Greeley Central high schools have nearly doubled the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses since 2008, and those schools’ gains have come largely thanks to their ability to close the gap with student populations that are traditionally underrepresented …

Nonprofit Program Expands Access to AP Courses

Nelson Garcia 9News November 20, 2014 The Colorado Education Initiative celebrates increasing access to Advanced Placement classes to more diverse students. DENVER – Brett Butera teaches his dream class at Thomas Jefferson High School thanks to a government grant and nonprofit program aimed at getting more diverse students into Advanced …

Advanced Placement Program Celebrates Record Gains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2014 DENVER, CO – The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) announced today a 73 percent increase in Advanced Placement* (AP) scores for the 10 schools that began implementation of the Colorado Legacy Schools initiative in the …

Push for STEM Education in Colorado Gathers Steam

By: L. Wayne Hicks Denver Business Journal October 31, 2014 Kathy Norton gave a perfect example Friday morning of how an innovative partnership is helping her students at Arvada High School embrace the subjects collectively known as STEM — an acronym that refers to science, technology, engineering and math. The …

DHS Celebrates Students’ Advanced Placement Success

Delta County Independent September 25, 2014 On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Delta High School students, staff, and community will celebrate academic successes from the 2013-2014 school year. Last school year, enrollment in the Advanced Placement (AP) program at Delta High experienced a 470 percent increase, largely due to the school receiving …