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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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PEBC Promotion Announcement: Sue Sava to Vice President

By PEBC / August 15, 2018

We are proud to announce the promotion of Sue Sava to Vice President. She will retain her position as Chief Policy Officer. Sue joined the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) three years ago as the ED of Stanley Teacher Prep. She then became Chief Policy Officer and has been […]

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PEBC Executive Director of Education to Join 2019 Class of Colorado Governors Fellows

By PEBC / June 8, 2018

Jocelyn Stephens, PEBC’s Executive Director of Education, will be inducted into the 2019 class of Colorado Governors Fellows by Governor Hickenlooper on June 28, 2019. Now in its third year, the Colorado Governors Fellowship Program is a nonpartisan public sector leadership program inspired by the White House Fellows Program and […]

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PEBC Featured in Washington Post

By PEBC / May 18, 2018

A recent report by the nonprofit Learning Policy Institute in California found that longstanding teacher shortages were becoming more acute in some states, and that teacher education enrollment has been dropping significantly in recent years.  Colorado is one of those states with a big problem — especially in its rural areas. […]

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PEBC Featured in Chalkbeat Colorado

By PEBC / March 28, 2018

Russell Patton, hand raised high, waits to be called on during Ines Barcenas’ sixth grade math class in March 2018 at East Middle School in Aurora. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post) Students in Aurora schools are less likely to be expelled or suspended than they were five years ago, […]

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PEBC Announces Partnerships with Five Colorado Institutions of Higher Education

By PEBC / March 27, 2018

PEBC’s Teacher Residents to Receive Credit for Participation in Alternative Teacher Licensure Program DENVER, Colo., March 27, 2018—The Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) is pleased to announce partnerships with five Colorado-based institutions of higher education to offer masters-level credit hours to participants in its Boettcher Teacher Residency. PEBC’s residents […]

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