Members of the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative have a shared commitment to expanding student opportunity, enhancing educational quality, and enriching economic prosperity for rural Colorado.

All members recognize that the value of sharing resources and relationships requires a certain kind of leadership—trust, ingenuity, openness, innovation, creativity, transparency, respect, responsiveness, and a mission-first mindset. We recognize that we have a better chance of realizing our common purpose if we connect around high-impact innovations, share everything we can, secure additional resources through aligned action, and actively participate in a community of learning. We also know that we need to connect and not duplicate any of the numerous vital and relevant initiatives, organizations, people, and networks that are committed to a more positive future for rural Colorado students, schools, and communities.

See the full Collaborative memorandum of understanding:

If you would like to join the Collaborative, please contact Kirk Banghart at 

CREC Engagement Levels

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