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Five Parenting Tips for a Joyous COVID-19 Holiday Break
December 17, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO The two-week holiday school break just doesn’t seem as exciting in 2020 when you’ve been stuck home from school and work, together, for much of the year and advised not to travel. But despite the pandemic’s challenges, here are five parenting tips to …

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A Year of Listening & Acting
December 14, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO As we close this year, there are reminders everywhere that the pandemic is not yet over. However, Governor Polis described the arrival of the first vaccine doses this week as “the beginning of the end.” Similarly, in schools and districts across the state, …

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The Progression of Recovery
November 16, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO The holiday season means it’s time to start looking back at the year that’s almost behind us. In education innovation circles, pundits hoped the disruption of 2020 would drive demand for changes to education practice, ranging from seat time to the use of …

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Meet Summer Maloney, HTI Coordinator at Holyoke School District
October 1, 2020

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 …

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Looking Forward While Returning to School
August 31, 2020

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 …

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Parents as Essential Partners in Pivoting their Child’s Education & Fostering Remote Learning
August 31, 2020

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 …

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Homegrown Talent Initiative Awards $750,000 for Program Implementation
August 12, 2020

Career-Connected Learning Opportunities Rooted in Rural Communities  For the past year, rural communities across Colorado have been working on setting a new vision for their students and local economies. Community design teams made up of superintendents, business leaders, educators, students, and community members have spent countless hours working with Colorado …

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FEATURED POSTS
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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