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3 Critical Steps to Reduce Superintendent Turnover

by Karen Baptiste Superintendent turnover is a complex phenomenon that is not easily addressed or discussed widely. Perhaps because teacher turnover rates continue to rise exponentially, it can be a feasible explanation as to why superintendent turnover has not received as much attention. This lack of attention has yielded data gaps about the percentage of

2023-10-23T10:51:56-04:00September 12th, 2023|Blog, News, Resources|

Year 4 Project Highlights

Work during our fourth project year continues to focus on providing high-quality technical assistance, building collaborative relationships, and supporting educational agencies to make systemic changes. View these project highlights to learn more about our work: Download the PDF

2023-06-27T13:51:37-04:00June 27th, 2023|Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, News|

How to Address Chronic Absenteeism

by Karen Baptiste Chronic absenteeism is on the rise across school districts in the United States, and schools are struggling to find tangible solutions to reverse this trend. According to a recent NPR report, research by Attendance Works found that prior to the pandemic 8 million students in the United States were considered chronically

2023-05-23T15:29:05-04:00May 23rd, 2023|Blog, News, Resources|

Impact Story: Charting Pathways Toward a Strengthened Educator Workforce in Colorado

Across the United States, vacancies in the educator workforce have drastically increased, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Leading up to the 2021–22 school year, Colorado schools sought to fill 5,729 teaching positions, representing 10.33% of all teaching positions in the state. Of those openings, 1,568 (27.37%) remained unfilled or

2023-05-18T09:09:28-04:00May 16th, 2023|Colorado, Impact Stories, News, Resources|

Impact Story: Executive Leadership Forum in Kansas & Missouri – Guiding Leaders Guiding Change

In response to the rapidly changing context of delivering education during COVID-19, Region 12 Comprehensive Center (R12CC) launched a monthly forum to engage school superintendents in conversations about leading change during times of uncertainty. Drawing on research and experience from multiple fields, sessions are designed to help leaders

2023-05-18T10:32:24-04:00May 16th, 2023|Impact Stories, Kansas, Missouri, News, Resources|