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Homegrown Ideas: Business Pros Brainstorm Ways to Help Grand County’s Students
January 17, 2020

By Eli Pace, Sky-Hi News Inside the events center at River Run RV Resort on Wednesday, business leaders, elected officials and school personnel came up with scores of ideas to better connect Grand County’s students to the local economy. The county is one of eight communities across Colorado selected to …

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AP For All Summer Institute: July 13-16, 2020
January 17, 2020

AP educators from across the nation and around the world to will convene at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO to discover strategies, and resources to ensure all students succeed — including students typically underrepresented in AP courses such as students of poverty and color. CEI will host …

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Denver AP Math & Science Mock Reading: April 10, 2020
January 16, 2020

The Mock Reading is a preparatory professional development event for AP teachers that mirrors the College Board’s process for scoring AP exams at the annual College Board Reading. Participating teachers receive practice exams for their AP courses, which students will take prior to the Mock Reading. Teachers bring these completed …

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Denver AP English Mock Reading: Feb. 20-21, 2020
January 16, 2020

The Mock Reading is a preparatory professional development event for AP teachers that mirrors the College Board’s process for scoring AP exams at the annual College Board Reading. Participating teachers receive practice exams for their AP courses, which students will take prior to the Mock Reading. Teachers bring these completed …

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Supporting Whole Communities Through a Redesign and Reimagining Process
December 19, 2019

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Happy Holidays!  This has been a big year for us here at the Colorado Education Initiative with many projects, partners, and possibilities.  From launching our transformative school redesign accelerator this past summer, to kicking off several social emotional learning projects across the state, …

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CEI and Colorado Succeeds Combine Efforts to Launch Homegrown Talent Initiative
December 17, 2019

Imagine families, schools, businesses, and higher education coming together to support high school students in finding their passions, engaging with their community in deep ways, and developing new skills and competencies while attaining the certifications necessary to achieve a full range of post-secondary pathways. From the Eastern Plains to the …

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Educating Beyond Academics: Schools Seek Right Approach in Social and Emotional Learning
November 12, 2019

By Jessica Gibbs, Colorado Community Media Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or Colorado Avalanche fans were about 6,000 employees from the Douglas County School …

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Rebecca Holmes: What Is School Quality, and Who Decides? We’re Bringing Together Educators, Families and Students for This Vital Discussion
November 6, 2019

By Rebecca Holmes The past few weeks have been a busy and conflicted time in Colorado around questions of school quality. As our state board voted to raise the “cut score” for elementary and middle school performance ratings by 8 percentage points, establishing a higher bar for schools across Colorado to achieve …

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Lori Haukeness: The Design Team Ignites
October 29, 2019

By Lori Haukeness What aspirations and skills would the community like to see in the students who graduate from Montezuma-Cortez High School? This will be the focus of a design team made up of community businesses, school staff, students and higher education. This team will work together to create a …

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Accelerating High School Redesign: Summer Camp for Educators

Rock Climbing. Javelin Throwing. Food Trucks. #RedesignRockstars. It all contributed to a unique and inspiring week in Denver, Colorado, where...

Animas High Class Found to Help Lower Suicide, Depression Risk

By Mary Shinn, The Journal | Students had lower risks for suicide and fewer symptoms of depression after participating in...

It’s Time to Change Colorado’s School Accountability System

The Denver Post  |  December 18, 2018 Nearly a decade ago, our state laid a new foundation for evaluating the...

Elliott Asp Presents at iNACOL

Educators in New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado and California have embarked on an ambitious journey to fundamentally rethink the roles of...

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