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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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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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