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PEBC Receives First in Nation Pay for Success Financing that Supports Training More High-Quality Colorado Teachers

By PEBC / September 26, 2022

Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a Denver-based national education nonprofit, announced today that it has received commitments for more than $1.4 million in investments for a first-of-its-kind Pay for Success financing to scale its Teacher Residency program. The PEBC Teacher Residency trains high-quality, new teachers at a time when […]

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PEBC Teacher Residency Recruiting Coloradans to Get Licensed as Teachers in 23-24 School Year

By PEBC / September 13, 2022

Program Participants Earn Up to $42,000 During One-Year Training Program Applications are now open for Public Education and Business Coalition’s (PEBC) Teacher Residency for the 23-24 school year. The Teacher Residency is a one-year program in which participants train to become teachers and earn a Colorado teacher license without requiring […]

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New State Law Provides Up to $22,000 For Low-Income Teacher Trainees

By PEBC / July 14, 2022

PEBC Expands Teacher Licensing Program Application Deadline to August 31 There has never been a better time to become a teacher: A new state law, Colorado HB22-1220, provides up to $22,000 in stipends for participants in alternative teacher licensure programs who currently earn up to 200 percent of the Federal […]

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PEBC and Sen. Michael Bennet Elevate Educator Voices with Virtual Panel

By Evan Kennedy / February 7, 2022

On Thursday, January 27th, PEBC had the great honor of hosting a roundtable discussion with Senator Michael Bennet and P-12 teachers from across Colorado. The conversation, held on Zoom, brought the voices of 12 teachers from across Colorado’s diverse school districts and geographies together to share their viewpoints and experiences […]

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How PEBC is Thinking About the 2022 Legislative Session

By Evan Kennedy / January 22, 2022

Colorado’s legislature is back in session! As our schools and communities continue to navigate the complexities and challenges of schooling amidst the disruptions brought about by COVID-19, our elected representatives are seeking ways to positively impact the education ecosystem, on both long standing issues and new challenges driven by the […]

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Shift Your Thinking and Brighten Your Life

By PEBC / December 19, 2019

By Tracy Wagers, Field Coach, Urban Residency We’re tired.  Our to-do lists are long and somehow, getting longer.  If you live or work with kids, chances are someone near you is either currently sick, recovering from being sick, or just coughed loudly and wiped their nose on their sleeve.   […]

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What are you thankful for this year?

By PEBC / November 21, 2019

As we enter into the holiday season, there are many things to be thankful for. Here at PEBC, we’re thankful for all of the educators with whom we work across the country and for other partners, individuals and organizations working on behalf of children and educators—not to mention the hard […]

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Join us for An Evening to Elevate Educators

By PEBC / October 9, 2019

by Mike Neustedter We are doing great work and we can’t wait to show you more at An Evening to Elevate Educators this fall. Over the last several months I’ve been working with the rest of the PEBC team to develop this new event. We created An Evening to Elevate […]

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Boettcher Foundation Makes Five-Year Commitment to the PEBC Teacher Residency

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER –On June 26, 2019 the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees approved a five-year, $2.75 million commitment to the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) teacher preparation.”We are thrilled about our continuing commitment to a program that has demonstrated success in preparing teachers for the demands of teaching,” said Boettcher […]

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PEBC Board of Directors Names New President & CEO

By PEBC / July 17, 2019

DENVER – In a unanimous decision, the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) Board of Directors has named Sue Sava as the new President & CEO of PEBC. “The Board of Directors determined that Sue Sava is the right leader for PEBC. She is well‐respected in education, extremely well‐versed on […]

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5 ways residency programs boost teacher preparation

By PEBC / June 11, 2019

Across the country, residency programs are growing in popularity to help address teacher shortages and in teacher preparation. These programs provide alternative licensure for educators who are often changing careers to work in high-need schools–particularly in rural communities–and in hard-to-fill subject areas. While some larger districts may run their own […]

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PEBC Superintendent Forum

By PEBC / June 3, 2019

In a rapidly changing economy, Colorado students will need skills that they can apply across a range of fields. But state systems don’t always encourage schools to provide career training or the so-called soft skills that will help students adapt over time. That was the message from five rural, urban, […]

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PEBC Trained Teacher Earns Milken Educator Award

By PEBC / February 11, 2019

SANTA MONICA, Calif., — Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary in Frankfort, KY, and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the […]

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Sue Sava Joins Kindergarten NOW Coalition

By PEBC / January 18, 2019

PEBC’s Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Sue Sava, has joined Governor Polis’ Kindergarten NOW Coalition. The Coalition’s goal is to fully fund full-day kindergarten for all children in Colorado by Fall 2019.

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PEBC Trained Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

By PEBC / October 30, 2018

Meg Cypress, a Stanley Teacher Prep. alumna and fifth-grade teacher from Bradley International School in Denver Public Schools (DPS), was named the 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year during a surprise assembly at her school on October 30, 2018. She was selected for the honor based on her energy and […]

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