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Engaging Colorado Stakeholders in Developing Place-Based Solutions

On April 20, 2021, the R12CC hosted a webinar titled “Strengthening the Educator Workforce Pipeline—Free Resources and Supports for Tackling Educator Shortages” in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education. Education stakeholders from across Colorado were introduced to tools available to support their efforts to better understand and address educator shortages. The one-hour webinar offered

2021-06-03T20:26:53-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Colorado|

New Project Launched: Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework Update and Refresh

R12CC’s newest and second Colorado project—the Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework Update and Refresh Project—has formally launched. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) developed the Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework in 2010 featuring methods and strategies to prevent school dropout and increase student re-engagement.1 While Colorado’s dropout rate is at its lowest (1.8%)2 point in a decade,

2021-06-03T19:53:30-04:00June 1st, 2021|Colorado|

Leading During Period of Uncertainty: Building Capacity for Guiding Change

This past August, in response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center launched a monthly forum to engage Kansas school superintendents in conversations about leading change in times of uncertainty. Facilitated by Bryan Goodwin, CEO of McREL International, and Bill Slotnik, CEO of the Community Training and Assistance

2021-06-09T12:39:30-04:00May 26th, 2021|Kansas, Missouri|

7 Evidence-Based Practices for Creating Summer Learning Opportunities

by Katie Allen Summer is just around the corner and many schools and communities are working on plans to provide kids with innovative learning opportunities. The U.S. Department of Education’s recent announcement of $81 billion in funds for education provided by the American Rescue Plan provides states and

2021-05-10T13:34:36-04:00May 10th, 2021|Blog|