History

The Education Innovation Institute was created in 2009 by the Colorado General Assembly to leverage new and existing applied research to solve practical problems in education reform. (Senate Bill 09-032)

Charges for EII outlined in the legislation include:

  • Collaborate with institutions to leverage research, funding, expertise, and other resources;
  • Discover and study innovations in teaching and learning;
  • Produce data and analyses concerning issues including, but not limited to, the following:
    • existing or nascent problems in education;
    • models of innovative educational solutions; and
    • financing and governance models for educational settings;
  • Provide public policy makers with data and analyses concerning educational program effectiveness and innovative options for public and private educational settings; and
  • Identify key issues and set research priorities in consultation with education experts, business and community leaders, and public officials

Reports to Legislature