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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 …

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Webinar – AI in Colorado Education: Collaborating for Action
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 | 4 - 5 p.m. MT

Join Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and the AI Education Project (aiEDU) on on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 4–5 p.m. MT for our second ‘AI in Colorado Education: Collaborating for Action’ webinar. This new event will explore how teachers across the country are using AI tools for their work and in …

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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 …

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2023 Colorado Summit on AI Education

On May 17, 2023, the AI Education Project (aiEDU), CEI, Code.org, Gary Community Ventures, Thrive Colorado, and Uncharted AI hosted the Colorado Summit on AI Education and welcomed attendees working across the education, industry, and policy ecosystems who joined us in exploring how AI is rapidly transforming our economy and our lives in the Colorado …

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CEI Introduces Two Vice Presidents: Welcoming Eight New Team Members!

We are thrilled to welcome eight new teammates to CEI whose collective expertise spans the education landscape, with focus on deepening support for policy, district and school leadership, family and community partnership, and strategic data and communications. Karen Quanbeck and Amber Elias both join as Vice Presidents to lead CEI’s …

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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 …

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ESSER Mid-point statewide survey identifies ongoing educational needs, challenges, and lessons learned for K-12 education

Top ongoing priorities created by COVID are student emotional support and behavior, unfilled positions, and staff social and emotional support.  DENVER – K-12 district and school leaders, educators, and community members weighed in on challenges and lessons learned related to the federal pandemic relief funds provided to Colorado schools. As …

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Social Emotional Solutions: February 2023

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools The ‘Restorative’ in Restorative Practices  By Marcus Bratton, CEI Director of District Implementation and Partnerships   Introduction Fresh out of college, my first job was at an alternative high school for credit recovery, which at the time …

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Empowering Adults to Help Students Succeed

Build Adult Resilience, Trauma-Informed Practices, and Positive Youth Relationships. This social emotional learning training series is open to all those who work inside schools and to others who connect with and support children and youth in their community. Across three stand-alone sessions, you can learn how trauma influences behavior in …

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