Opportunity Emerging From the COVID-19 Chaos

By Landon Mascareñaz, CEI Vice President of Community Partnership A year ago, I was in a session with a group of education leaders from around Colorado on the subject of leadership in crisis. At this point, we were a few weeks into the COVID-19 lockdown, shocked about the scale of …

Women Leaders in Colorado Public Education

As CEI commemorates Women’s History Month in 2021, we recognize the increasing number of women serving in leadership roles in Colorado’s PK-12 education landscape. We checked in with several of our partner districts to learn how these women have navigated the havoc that COVID-19 presented, and what lies ahead. What …

Free Online Tutoring Platform Launched for Colorado Students Through CEI Partnership with Khan Academy Founder

Colorado Education Initiative’s partnership with Schoolhouse.world will connect Colorado students with tutors around the world DENVER-Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) today announced that they have launched a new partnership with Schoolhouse.world, an online platform that pairs students with tutors around the globe. Schoolhouse.world was launched in early 2020 by Sal Khan, …

COVID-19 and Education’s New Normal

By Kristan UhlenbrockDirector, Institute for Science & Policy, Denver Museum of Nature & Science COVID-19 has profoundly reshaped education, from K-12 all the way up to colleges and universities. Many of the challenges have been numerous and well-publicized: children struggling to keep up with virtual learning, parents juggling childcare with …

Social Emotional Redesign Network Opens Pathways for Student Activation

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Over the past few years, several Colorado high schools have been participating with CEI in the Social Emotional Redesign Network (SERN), engaging in networking and shared learning, acquiring comprehensive social emotional development content, and partnering with their students to build empathy. Thanks to …

High School Students Weigh In…

High school students who are members of the Social Redesign Network team in Swink School District share what’s on their mind. These students have attended their senior year of high school during the COVID-19 pandemic. …on COVID and Remote Learning: “My motivation has either been very up or very low. …