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PEBC & Confluence PSG Release School Safety Report

By PEBC / May 20, 2024

Colorado Safer Schools Initiative Identifies Opportunities in State & Local Systems Drawing on the input of the largest statewide stakeholder coalition focused on school safety, the Spring 2024 report of the Colorado Safer Schools Initiative (CSSI) offers actions that can be taken by state and local officials in several key […]

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Dr. Katy Anthes to Lead Groundbreaking New Initiative: Forward – From Polarization to Progress

By PEBC / December 7, 2023

PEBC Taps Former Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes to Lead Groundbreaking New Initiative: Forward – From Polarization to Progress Dr. Anthes Will Lead Efforts to Foster Conflict Resolution and Diminish Polarization in Education Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), a national education nonprofit dedicated to teacher preparation, professional learning, and […]

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Confluence PSG & PEBC Launch School Safety Initiative

By PEBC / March 30, 2023

Policy & Education Organizations to Convene Statewide Stakeholder Group In response to an outpouring of interest and calls for collaboration, Confluence Policy & Strategy Group (Confluence PSG) and the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) are launching the Colorado Safer Schools Initiative (CSSI). The stakeholder coalition and research initiative will […]

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New legislation to boost math achievement and support for Colorado students

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / March 24, 2023

Colorado students who have been struggling with math the past few years may see some additional support in future years, thanks to recently introduced legislation: HB23-1231 – Math in Pre-Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade. The bipartisan legislation seeks to reverse a trend in declining math scores since 2020, and is designed […]

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Why get licensed to teach ECE?

By Teacher Preparation Team / February 23, 2023

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a child’s first exposure to the classroom and a critical foundation to develop a love of learning. Children who enter kindergarten behind are likely to remain behind as they continue their schooling. All that to say – ECE is an essential building block for our […]

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How Businesses Can Help Stop the Teacher Shortage

By PEBC / February 20, 2023

The teacher shortage in Colorado has reached crisis levels – but there is hope, especially with the support of Colorado’s outstanding business community. The teacher shortage affects the entire Colorado economy, even for those who work outside of education or don’t have children in school. Fewer teachers means fewer opportunities […]

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PEBC’s Legislative Priorities in 2023

By Policy Team / January 9, 2023

Colorado’s state legislature is back in session! Our legislature is in session from January 9 to May 8 this year – and there is a lot of work to do in the next 120 days. Local, state, and national leaders trust PEBC to inform the development of sound education policy […]

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Colorado Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Coalition Releases Recommendations to Improve Recruitment, Support and Retention of Colorado’s ECE educators

By PEBC / December 15, 2022

Improving pay and professionalizing careers in early childhood education – including providing clear paths for career growth and professional development – are key to hiring and retaining ECE teachers, according to recommendations released today from the Colorado Early Childhood Education Workforce Coalition. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature passed a […]

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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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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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