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New Partnership with RMPBS to Offer K-3 “Read With Me at Home” Programming
May 11, 2020

Beginning May 18, Rocky Mountain Public Media will provide remote learning programming for K-3 children and their families as taught by Statewide School District Master Teachers.  DENVER — Governor Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Education Initiative are partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPBS, KUVO JAZZ, …

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What’s Needed… and What’s Next
April 29, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This has been a tough, turbulent, and challenging month for communities in Colorado. It’s been inspiring to see Coloradans across our state work together to solve the urgent challenges related to this pandemic and the dramatic changes it’s brought to our school systems. …

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Results of Statewide Survey Reveals Technology and Other Needs of Students During Pandemic
April 20, 2020

DENVER – Colorado schools say they need more help developing effective online instruction, providing students computer hardware and access to the Internet and supporting students who are suffering from stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statewide needs inventory conducted recently. The Colorado Department of Education and the …

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Purposeful Partnership in the Time of COVID
April 9, 2020

By Landon Mascareñaz, CEI Vice President of Community Partnership Right now across Colorado, tens of thousands of families have embarked on a journey they never have taken before: virtual and online learning while being forced to stay inside because of major health issues. The COVID-19 crisis has provoked massive change …

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19
March 19, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO This is a challenging time for schools and districts across Colorado. The impact of the COVID-19 virus has been significant and we see schools responding in key ways to a situation in which each day contains a new wave of information. Here at …

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Social-Emotional Development: Creating Relationship-Rich School Ecosystems
February 27, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO It’s been a very exciting start to the new year here at CEI. We’ve been in every corner of the state these past weeks, from designing portraits of graduates in Grand County to building common measures for improvement in Westminster. One of the …

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Caring for Colorado Foundation and Colorado Education Initiative Announce “Youth Connections”
February 24, 2020

Statewide Effort Supports Mental Health and Well-Being in Middle and High Schools Caring for Colorado Foundation (CFC) and Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) are excited to announce Youth Connections: Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being, a new joint venture to redesign systems in middle and high schools. Caring for Colorado will invest …

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Rural Teachers See Collaboration as Path to AP Enrollment Equity
February 18, 2020

By Susan Shebby, Ed.M. and Brittney R. Fraumeni, McREL International After joining a professional development project led by McREL International and the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), a handful of rural high school teachers are showing the direction to build equitable participation and achievement in demanding courses. That’s a big task for a …

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Setting a Foundation for Intentional and Equitable Student Learning
January 31, 2020

By Rebecca Holmes, CEI President and CEO Last year, CEI worked with just over 50 Colorado school districts. The diversity of contexts across Colorado’s school systems is incredible, and we feel honored to be able to work with so many great leaders and in so many places across our great …

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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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