2024 Accountability EdPapers – What Makes a Graduate? Unveiling the Opportunities and Challenges of Colorado’s Unique Graduation Pathways

May 2024 Colorado’s unique and broad graduation landscape allows school districts to adopt their own graduation requirements and develop innovative, individualized pathways to graduation for high school students. However, while the flexibility of Colorado’s local control provides students with options that reflect their individual interests, it also contributes to a …

Colorado’s ElevateAI Program Awarded Grant to Enhance AI Literacy and Transform Education and Workforce Development

Local and national partners collaborate to equip educators and students for an AI-focused future. Denver – ElevateAI, a groundbreaking program aimed at building artificial intelligence (AI) literacy among Colorado students and educators, has been awarded an Opportunity Now Seed Grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade …

2024 Accountability EdPapers: Local Context Matters

March 2024 Colorado is a state rich with geographic and cultural diversity. A one-size-fits-all model has never been consistent with our state’s traditions, and education is no exception. The second paper in CEI’s new Accountability EdPaper series examines the critical importance of acknowledging the local context of a school district …

CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes

Launching CEI’s 5-year Vision and Strategic Plan

Thriving Young People, Flourishing Communities: CEI’s Vision for Delivering on the Promise of Public Education Message from CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes  CEI is starting the 2023-24 school year with a new five-year vision that is grounded in our belief about what is possible for the future of public …

Welcome, 2023 Rural Superintendent Academy Fellows! 

Fifteen Colorado School and District Leaders Selected to Join RSA  Denver, CO: The third Rural Superintendent Academy (RSA) launched the week of July 17, welcoming 15 new and experienced superintendents and district and school leaders who are focused on building system leadership capacity and collaborative relationships across the state. Made …

Social Emotional Solutions: April 2023

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog post series showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools Academic Recovery: Building Systems to Catch Kids Up By Finessa Ferrell, CEI Social Emotional Learning Specialist   Re-Imagining the Problem Let’s talk frankly about attendance. Educators are insistent that student attendance has never been …