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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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PEBC Featured in The Connector Magazine

By PEBC / March 15, 2018

PEBC’s Associated Executive Director of Education Sarah Glover had a piece featured in the March issue of The Connector Magazine. In her piece, Sarah shared five traits that define a great teacher. “Great teachers cultivate curiosity, embrace failure, focus on all students, believe in their value, and seek work-life balance […]

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PEBC Featured in WorkingNation

By PEBC / February 21, 2018

Boettcher resident teacher Nycole Bradshaw works with mentor teacher Emmy Yosikawa at Aurora Middle School in 2015. Photo – Public Education & Business Coalition. Colorado has become a prime relocation spot for people seeking new job opportunities and its scenic splendor. However, the state is at a crossroads with its booming […]

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Communicating with Parents and Families: An Opportunity for Collaboration

By PEBC / December 18, 2017

I vividly remember the first parent who was furious with me—the expression on his face, the adrenaline rush I felt, and the shakiness in my hands after he left the meeting. The experience resonated with me because only later could I see his perspective and understand his frustration. I had […]

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PEBC featured on CBS Denver

By PEBC / December 4, 2017

DENVER (CBS4)– A new study lays out a blueprint for solving Colorado’s teacher shortage, but voters may still have to decide if they’re willing to solve it. The study, published last week, suggests a new marketing campaign to change the perception of teaching, retaining current teachers, attracting new talent, and […]

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PEBC in The Denver Post and Denver Business Journal

By PEBC / December 1, 2017

Katie Wood, The Denver Post Teacher Mandy Rees talks to her middle school students at Bruce Randolph School on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Students from the school tweeted messages to U.S. President Donald Trump about how their friends and families make America great. Starting teacher-cadet programs at local schools, forgiving […]

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PEBC featured in Chalkbeat Colorado

By PEBC / December 1, 2017

Stephanie Wujek teaches science at Wiggins Middle School , on April 5, 2017 in Wiggins, Colorado. Rural areas are having a hard time finding teachers in areas like math and science. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) To combat a shortage of teachers in Colorado, state education officials on Friday […]

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How Do You Keep Teachers In Rural Ignacio? You Grow Your Own

By PEBC / August 15, 2017

Jenny Brundin/CPR NewsBoettcher teacher resident Dusty Mars says he’s amazed by what’s expected of teachers and how rigorously they’re evaluated compared to his former life in the oil field. “It’s a huge difference in the compensation level and what’s expected – between industry and being a teacher.” Colorado needs teachers. […]

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Measures to improve how Colorado prepares future teachers

By PEBC / August 13, 2017

Colorado’s natural resources – from our abundant natural gas to unparalleled open spaces – have fueled the state’s most recent economic boom. The only way to sustain this growth over the long term, however, is investing in Colorado’s human resources. The Centennial State’s new economy needs skilled workers to help […]

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PEBC collaborates with Colorado Higher Ed and Districts to Study Effectiveness of Teacher Residency

By PEBC / July 11, 2017

The Colorado Consortium of Residency Educators (CO-CORE), a unique group of partners across higher education and non-profit organizations in Colorado, has received a $400,000 federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to study what makes teacher residencies effective as a teacher preparation strategy and how to sustainably fund their […]

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PEBC welcomes Jocelyn Stephens, M.Ed. as the new Executive Director of Education

By PEBC / June 23, 2017

Jocelyn Stephens, MEd We are proud to announce that PEBC’s new Executive Director of Education will be Jocelyn Stephens, M.Ed.  Jocelyn will lead all of the professional learning and preparation work of the organization.  Formerly Learning Community Director of Aurora Public Schools, Jocelyn brings years of experience and expertise in teaching […]

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Teacher shortage in Colorado reaches critical condition

By PEBC / March 5, 2017

DENVER –Public school teachers are in high demand in Colorado, but efforts to increase their numbers have so far fallen short by about 1,000 a year. And the overall decline in salaries, when adjusted for inflation, over the past decade isn’t helping. The teacher shortage is becoming critical as a […]

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Equipping students for success

By PEBC / January 3, 2017

Eric Ball, the assistant principal at Collins Elementary (Boone County) takes notes during a visit to Grandview Elementary (Bellevue Independent) to observe teaching methods from the Public Education & Business Coalition. Educators have been flocking to the small district the past two years to see how those methods have created […]

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