Program Evaluation to Strengthen Kansas’ Registered Teacher Apprenticeship

by Katie Allen Since 2022, Registered Teacher Apprenticeship (RTA) has become a new model of interest to many state and local education agencies as they seek to increase the number of highly qualified, licensed teachers. RTA is an on-the-job paid training model with mentoring that utilizes a competency-based framework in tandem with higher education

2024-04-09T13:08:17-04:00April 8th, 2024|Blog, Kansas, News, Resources|

Voices from the Field: An Interview with Johann Liljengren from CDE

Voices from the Field spotlights stakeholders in Region 12 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. R12CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Johann Liljengren, Director of Dropout Prevention and Student Reengagement at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The Dropout Prevention Framework is receiving

2024-01-24T16:20:52-05:00October 30th, 2023|Blog, Colorado, News|

Using Data to Strengthen and Diversify the Educator Workforce

by Christina Lemon Since COVID, media headlines continue to claim there is a teacher exodus brewing, and that American education is in crisis. But do the data support these claims? In December 2021, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) stated that having access to sufficient data is the first step toward fully staffed classrooms

2024-01-24T16:17:31-05:00October 23rd, 2023|Blog, Colorado, News, Resources|

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|

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|