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 an
The CC-LIVE pilot program aims to address issues in the teacher pipeline with a new model that pairs experienced virtual teachers with on-site teachers who are new to the profession.
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
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
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
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