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Policy

Legislation to Support the Educator Workforce in Colorado

By Evan Kennedy / March 26, 2021

We’ve previously written about our efforts to create a more resilient education system in Colorado, including our work with Keystone Policy Center on the Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative (ESRII), which resulted in the Rebuilding Stronger report distilling the specific recommendations for state and local action developed by 80+ […]

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Keystone Policy Center, PEBC Publish Recommendations to Improve Teacher Support, Usher Education System Change Following COVID-19 Disruption

By Evan Kennedy / February 9, 2021

Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) published a comprehensive report Feb. 9 detailing a set of 16 recommendations aimed at strengthening teacher support and initiating system-level change. The report is the result of the work of a broad coalition called the Education System Resiliency […]

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Creating a More Resilient Education System in Colorado

By Evan Kennedy / November 23, 2020

In partnership with Keystone Policy Center, PEBC is convening an Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative (ESRII), gathering more than 80 teachers, leaders, legislators, stakeholders from across the state to use this time of challenge to catalyze learning.  As part of this work, we asked ourselves the question – “What […]

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PEBC Supports Amendment B and Proposition EE

By Evan Kennedy / October 21, 2020

PEBC is proud to support two ballot measures on Colorado’s ballot this November that would provide important support to the early childhood and K-12 sectors – please join us in supporting Amendment B and Proposition EE on your ballots this year. Amendment B amends the Gallagher Amendment by eliminating language […]

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Teacher, Principal, and Leader Residency Access Act

By Evan Kennedy / October 12, 2020

Teacher residency programs are growing throughout the United States as research continues to demonstrate their ability to diversify the education workforce and increase retention in the teaching profession. One of the many benefits of the residency model is how coursework is tightly integrated with clinical experience, pairing candidates with expert […]

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Keystone Policy Center, PEBC Announce Initiative to Increase Education System Resiliency

By Evan Kennedy / July 21, 2020

Keystone Policy Center (KPC) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) announced Monday the launch of the Education System Resiliency and Innovation Initiative (ESRII). The initiative assembles education system leaders, educators, government officials, and stakeholders from within and outside the education system to develop new approaches that will improve […]

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PEBC stands with those calling for action against racism

By PEBC / June 1, 2020

We are grieving. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Our hearts are also with the countless others who have been impacted and devastated by racism, hate, bias, and/or violence. The call for action cannot continue to go unanswered. We must activate to counter the forces that habitually marginalize communities of […]

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2019 Colorado Legislative Session Update

By PEBC / January 14, 2020

PEBC supports SB19-010 Professional Behavioral Health Services For Schools. The bill allows grant money to be used for behavioral health care services at recipient schools and specifies that grants may also fund behavioral health services contracts with community providers. Sen. R. Fields, Rep. B. McLachlan, and Rep. D. Valdez are the prime […]

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Addressing Teacher Preparation and Retention in Rural Colorado

By PEBC / June 12, 2018

Colorado is one of many states dealing with the effects of an educator shortage. This challenge is especially prevalent in our rural communities, and, encouragingly, the state legislature this year took action, passing legislation and committing state dollars to better address this important issue. In one of the bills passed […]

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PEBC Will Host Reciprocal Learning Event with Melbourne Graduate School

By PEBC / October 10, 2016

PEBC will host a 3-day unique reciprocal learning dialogue with John Hattie, Field Rickards and the team from the Melbourne School of Education. The guiding question for this visit is: How do we ensure that we are developing highly effective teachers in all contexts? During the visit, the team from […]

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PEBC’s response to proposed ESSA Regulations

By PEBC / July 18, 2016

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 31. These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with […]

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Teacher Learning. Student Success.

By PEBC / August 20, 2015

We’d like to thank TNTP for raising the issue of the importance of high quality professional learning experiences for all educators. One thing we know that research indicates is that investment in high-quality professional learning experiences directly correlates to student achievement. Research demonstrates that among other outcomes, the following professional […]

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