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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 Academy and bring their unique perspectives to the helm of Colorado districts. In this Q & A, Dr. Chavez, a retired superintendent, education thought leader, and Boettcher Foundation trustee, shares …

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RISE Grant Brings COVID Impact Recovery Ideas to Life in Clear Creek

By Susan Paulsen, CEI Strategic Communications Manager Clear Creek School District (CCSD) is a rural district serving just under 700 students, located 35 miles west of Denver. CCSD serves students in Clear Creek County, which was recently identified as #13 in the nation for where COVID will have the most …

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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 extensive experience in rural settings to our team, and will provide insight and vision that is aligned to CEI’s Design Commitments. George will be working closely with CEI’s Vice President …

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Five Parenting Tips for a Joyous COVID-19 Holiday Break

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

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

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

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

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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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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