RISE Grant Brings COVID Impact Recovery Ideas to Life in Clear Creek

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Clear Creek School District (CCSD) is a rural district serving just under 700 students, located 35 miles west of Denver. CCSD serves students in Clear Creek County, which was recently identified as #13 in the nation for where COVID will have the most …

Meet Summer Maloney, HTI Coordinator at Holyoke School District

Get a glimpse at how one Colorado rural school district is connecting student, family, and community voices with learning objectives and outcomes. By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Summer Maloney serves as Holyoke School District’s coordinator for the Homegrown Talent Initiative (HTI). This program aims to provide the resources …

Looking Forward While Returning to School

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO These past six months have been some of the toughest we’ve ever undertaken in education. When I started my career in education, if you had asked me to imagine all that we are going through, I would have never visualized this. When I …

Parents as Essential Partners in Pivoting their Child’s Education & Fostering Remote Learning

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO As a mother, educator, former associate state education commissioner, and CEO of the nonprofit Colorado Education Initiative, I have a unique vantage point to the home, classroom, and school. I deeply empathize with the severe stress and anxiety facing students, parents, teachers, and …

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 …