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St Vrain Places Priority on Staff Social Emotional Wellness

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Efforts to meet student needs begin with meeting staff needs St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) has many programs and resources in place to ensure teachers and staff are supported in their work. One important area of focus is advancing the social emotional …

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Special Education Advocacy Training
May 10 - June 2, 2021

Increase your knowledge of the special education system to protect and advocate for your student’s access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE) CEI has partnered with the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC) to facilitate trainings for families and caregivers to help them navigate the education system in ways that set students up for success and could prevent …

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Sensemaking Stimulus Funds with Colorado School Districts – What We’re Asking and What We’re Hearing

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Like many of you, my team and I at CEI are paying close attention to updates about state and federal relief dollars and what they are likely to mean for Colorado students and communities in the coming years. As excited as we are …

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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 …

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Webinar for Students: Schoolhouse.world in Colorado
Thursday, April 22, 2021 10 a.m.

This session will provide an overview about Schoolhouse.world, now available in Colorado. Join us for details about how the platform operates and information about how to get started. Schoolhouse.world is a breakthrough platform that connects people around the world to free, small-group tutoring sessions. It currently offers tutoring in high …

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Webinar for Families: Schoolhouse.world in Colorado
April 21, 2021 at 10 a.m.

This session will provide an overview about Schoolhouse.world, now available in Colorado. Join us for details about how the platform operates and information about how to get started. Schoolhouse.world is a breakthrough platform that connects people around the world to free, small-group tutoring sessions. It currently offers tutoring in high …

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Webinar for Educators: Schoolhouse.world in Colorado
April 20, 2021 at 10 a.m.

This session will provide an overview about Schoolhouse.world, now available in Colorado. Join us for details about how the platform operates and information about how to get started. Schoolhouse.world is a breakthrough platform that connects people around the world to free, small-group tutoring sessions. It currently offers tutoring in high …

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CEI and Grit Digital Health Partner to Tackle Loneliness Affecting High School Students

Popular College Campus Mobile App to be Adapted for High School Student Use The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and Grit Digital Health have announced a partnership to bring Nod, an app that builds social skills and combats loneliness, to high school students in Colorado and ultimately nationwide. The partnership is …

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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 …

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St Vrain Places Priority on Staff Social Emotional Wellness

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Efforts to meet student needs begin with meeting staff needs St. Vrain Valley...

Sensemaking Stimulus Funds with Colorado School Districts – What We’re Asking and What We’re Hearing

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Like many of you, my team and I at CEI are paying close...

Up-Close with Harrison School District Leaders

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Q & A with Superintendent Wendy Birhanzel and Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial...

Students Lead the Way

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO When was the last time you really “stood in the shoes” of a...

What Might be Possible in 2021?

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO The disruptions of 2020, long in some communities and shorter in others, pushed...

Q & A with Colorado Leader, Educator Dr. Cile Chavez

The newly-announced Dr. Cile Chavez Fellowship has been created to inspire diverse, under-represented education leaders to join the Rural Superintendent...

A Warm Welcome to George Welsh!

CEI is looking forward to the arrival of George Welsh in 2021. A 24-year veteran superintendent, George will bring his...

Colorado Classroom Project Expands Access to Literacy Instruction

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO I wanted to break our regular cycle of end-of-month newsletters to share some...

What’s Needed… and What’s Next

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This has been a tough, turbulent, and challenging month for communities in Colorado....

Purposeful Partnership in the Time of COVID

By Landon Mascareñaz, CEI Vice President of Community Partnership Right now across Colorado, tens of thousands of families have embarked...

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This is a challenging time for schools and districts across Colorado. The impact...

Social-Emotional Development: Creating Relationship-Rich School Ecosystems

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO It’s been a very exciting start to the new year here at CEI....

Caring for Colorado Foundation and Colorado Education Initiative Announce “Youth Connections”

Statewide Effort Supports Mental Health and Well-Being in Middle and High Schools Caring for Colorado Foundation (CFC) and Colorado Education...

Setting a Foundation for Intentional and Equitable Student Learning

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Last year, CEI worked with just over 50 Colorado school districts. The diversity...

Supporting Whole Communities Through a Redesign and Reimagining Process

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Happy Holidays!  This has been a big year for us here at the...

CEI and Colorado Succeeds Combine Efforts to Launch Homegrown Talent Initiative

Imagine families, schools, businesses, and higher education coming together to support high school students in finding their passions, engaging with...

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