Educator Workforce and Dropout Prevention: Spring 2024 Project Updates

In Colorado, R12CC continues to support Colorado education stakeholders’ use of a geographic information system (GIS) map to strengthen the workforce pipeline. Through GIS mapping, stakeholders gain a better understanding of factors impacting teacher shortages and retention and can identify ways to address the contextual needs of localities. Additionally, Colorado Department of Education (CDE) staff

2024-03-20T23:41:17-04:00March 20th, 2024|Colorado, News|

R12CC Projects Presented at National Conference

Team members from R12CC, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE), and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) convened with stakeholders from across the country in Washington, DC at the Meeting the Moment conference. The convening provided an opportunity to connect with education leaders from all 50 states

2024-03-21T15:11:27-04:00March 20th, 2024|Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, News|

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|

Colorado GIS Mapping Project Presented at National Conference

The Region 12 Comprehensive Center (R12CC) and Colorado Department of Education (CDE) presented the Strengthening the Colorado Educator Workforce Pipeline Geographic Information System (GIS) Map at the 2023 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference in Washington, DC. R12CC and CDE have collaborated to create a GIS mapping tool that visually connects Colorado educator workforce data that

2023-11-06T12:56:57-05:00October 23rd, 2023|Colorado, Events, News, Resources|

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|