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It’s Time to Change Colorado’s School Accountability System
December 18, 2018

The Denver Post  |  December 18, 2018 Nearly a decade ago, our state laid a new foundation for evaluating the success of K-12 schools – a model that has since been replicated across the country. Rather than just judge a school based on its overall proficiency rates on test scores, …

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Elliott Asp Presents at iNACOL
October 30, 2018

Educators in New Hampshire, Virginia, Colorado and California have embarked on an ambitious journey to fundamentally rethink the roles of assessment in student learning. The entry points are different in each state. Some are led by districts, others by the state. But all share a commitment to richer, deeper assessments …

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Educators are Coming Together to Scale Personalized Learning in Colorado
October 16, 2018

Knowledge Works  |  October 10, 2018 (Featuring CEI’s Amy Spicer) Brad Ray has been an educator since 1993, but he cites a revelation he experienced as a parent as a big motivator for how he thinks about teaching and learning. “I have three kids of my own, and two sons …

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What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?
October 11, 2018

Education Week  |  October 11, 2018 (Featuring CEI’s Elliott Asp) Few educators are fans of fill-in-the-bubble standardized tests that don’t yield results until after students leave the classroom. But when states had a chance to try out richer forms of assessment under a new pilot program established by the Every …

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CEI Launching Scheduling Institute in November
September 20, 2018

This fall, 15 Colorado schools will participate in a unique, professional development and design opportunity. CEI has partnered with national philanthropy Fremont Street to host a Scheduling Institute in Colorado beginning in November. We’ve secured the nationally-recognized team from Tegy and its founder, Furman Brown, to provide training programs, digital …

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Partnering with Districts to Support System Transformation
September 18, 2018

An Interview with Samantha Olson of the Colorado Education Initiative CRPE  |  September 18, 2018 Samantha Olson is the Vice President of Strategy for the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), which supports districts and schools in personalized learning and systems change. CEI was part of the Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools …

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The “Real World” of Innovation
July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 By Paul Beck Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative This is the true story, of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together, and have their lives taped. Find out what happens, when people stop being polite, and start getting real… The Real World! Remember this? MTV’s The …

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15-Year-Old Student Opens 2018 AP Summer Institute with a Challenge for Teachers
July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018 “Hi. My name is Irie Sentner. I’m 15 years old and a rising junior at Durango High School.” With those words, Irie Sentner kicked off the 2018 Advanced Placement for All Summer Institute (APSI) with a powerful keynote address that encouraged teachers to “recruit broadly, recruit inclusively” …

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To Whom Are Schools Most Accountable?
June 26, 2018

By Rebecca Holmes and Elliott Asp  |  June 26, 2018 Writing about the opportunities for innovation in Colorado’s school accountability system has led to a number of fascinating conversations, many of which we never predicted six months ago. As former school and system leaders, we are compelled by the consequences, …

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Mascareñaz to Join the Colorado Education Initiative Team

The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) announced today that Landon Mascareñaz will join as its Vice President of Community Partnership. Mascareñaz...

The Hub Connects Educators with Resources for Healthy Schools

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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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