2024 Accountability EdPapers: Welcome Back to the Conversation

Welcome Back to the Conversation February 2024 In spring of 2018, Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) launched a series of EdPapers to ignite conversation about accountability in Colorado. Since then, some things have changed and some things have remained disappointingly stagnant, but the moment is ripe to breathe new life into …

CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes

Launching CEI’s 5-year Vision and Strategic Plan

Thriving Young People, Flourishing Communities: CEI’s Vision for Delivering on the Promise of Public Education Message from CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes  CEI is starting the 2023-24 school year with a new five-year vision that is grounded in our belief about what is possible for the future of public …

Welcome, 2023 Rural Superintendent Academy Fellows! 

Fifteen Colorado School and District Leaders Selected to Join RSA  Denver, CO: The third Rural Superintendent Academy (RSA) launched the week of July 17, welcoming 15 new and experienced superintendents and district and school leaders who are focused on building system leadership capacity and collaborative relationships across the state. Made …

Social Emotional Solutions: April 2023

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog post series showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools Academic Recovery: Building Systems to Catch Kids Up By Finessa Ferrell, CEI Social Emotional Learning Specialist   Re-Imagining the Problem Let’s talk frankly about attendance. Educators are insistent that student attendance has never been …

Social Emotional Solutions: February 2023

Social Emotional Solutions: A monthly blog showcasing strategies and bright spots for Colorado’s schools The ‘Restorative’ in Restorative Practices  By Marcus Bratton, CEI Director of District Implementation and Partnerships   Introduction Fresh out of college, my first job was at an alternative high school for credit recovery, which at the time …

CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes

Leveraging Recovery for Statewide Innovation and Scale

Message From CEI President and CEO Rebecca Holmes From CEI’s November 2022 Newsletter Over the past 18 months, CEI has helped to champion, cultivate, and support the investment of approximately $21M in new funding being invested in Colorado’s K12 systems over the next two to five years from a combination …