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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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PEBC’s Statement on the Gaza Conflict

By PEBC / November 13, 2023

Empathy in Education: Navigating Complex Perspectives and Supporting Our Educators Through Challenging Times We believe great educators are committed to preparing students to navigate a complex world made of multiple perspectives. We’re keenly aware of the polarization, stress, and heavy emotional toll the conflict in Gaza has created for members […]

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Overview of the PEBC Teaching Framework

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / September 27, 2023

PEBC’s Teaching Framework represents over three decades of research and practice in classrooms across the country in pursuit of teaching each and every student for agency and understanding. Reflective, humble, and striving teachers have led the way in pioneering the instructional approaches described here. It’s not magic, and it’s not […]

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Launching a Successful Year of Coaching and Mentoring: 7 Proven Strategies for Instructional Coaches

By Michelle Morris Jones / August 26, 2023

As the school year begins, Instructional Coaches everywhere are serving teachers in a variety of ways. I was curious as to the coaching moves that my coaching colleagues lean into as the school year begins so I surveyed a handful of coaches from across the country and dug into some […]

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Teacher Leadership

Continuity from the Classroom to the Staffroom

By PEBC / July 24, 2023

Education Director, Scott Murphy Leading with Intention How often have you been involved in leadership training where you went through PowerPoint slide after slide listening to the hum of one person’s voice explaining the virtues of collaborative learning? When have we, ourselves, been guilty of providing professional development on the […]

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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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PEBC Receives First in Nation Pay for Success Financing that Supports Training More High-Quality Colorado Teachers

By PEBC / September 26, 2022

Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), a Denver-based national education nonprofit, announced today that it has received commitments for more than $1.4 million in investments for a first-of-its-kind Pay for Success financing to scale its Teacher Residency program. The PEBC Teacher Residency trains high-quality, new teachers at a time when […]

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