Reimagining MERIT for a New Era of Educators

By Cate Tolnai | March 15, 2021

Our vision for the MERIT21 cohort is simple: How will we teach inclusively, create authentically, and instruct with empathy so that our students can take on the challenges of tomorrow with confidence and positivity? Is MERIT21 for you? Find out here.

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Inspire your colleagues by effectively sharing your innovative ideas

By Rushton Hurley | February 23, 2021

With ELLI, our goal is to allow educators with leadership potential who want to stay directly connected with the classroom experience to also launch projects with broader impact and inspire their community in powerful ways.

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What does IMPACT mean?

By Krause Center for Innovation | February 16, 2021

At the forefront of educational change, IMPACT focuses on positive shifts that have occurred during the pandemic and cultivates transformations that improve teaching and learning, even when we mostly return to in-person instruction.


20 Years of KCI, A Celebration!

By Gay Krause | February 9, 2021

As we look ahead at KCI’s future in 2021 and beyond, we have an opportunity to pause and look back. We have decided to take this opportunity to make this entire year a celebration of 20 years of impact! Each month we will focus on different impact themes…

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Distance Learning eWorkbook Part 2 – SEL

By Krause Center for Innovation | January 25, 2021

Part 2 of KCI’s Distance Learning Adventure Bootcamp eWorkbook is designed to gameplan some of those struggles that will be seen When students begin to filter back into our schools for hybrid and in-person learning.

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CARES Act Funding Process

By Justin Sewell | January 21, 2021

Learn about available CARES Act funds and the process you must take to secure this added benefit for your learners.


Celebrating the 2021 MLK National Day of Service

By Krause Center for Innovation | January 15, 2021

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021 is the one US national holiday that is designated as a national day of service for all Americans. Even during this global pandemic, there are opportunities to give back to your community and serve those in need.

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Get Your Students Ready for the 2021 US Inauguration!

By Krause Center for Innovation | January 13, 2021

January 20th is right around the corner, and teachers have the opportunity to inform your students about the powerful tradition of officially welcoming a newly-elected US President to the office. See the KCI instructional team’s curated Choice Board for K-8 teachers to send home with their students to inspire curiosity and family conversations at this crucial moment in our national history.

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A Message From the KCI

By Gay Krause | January 11, 2021

Gay Krause, Executive Director, KCI shares a few thoughts regarding the recent events at the U.S. Capitol.