Year 5 Project Highlights

Work during our fifth and final 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

2024-06-28T12:51:14-04:00June 28th, 2024|Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, News|

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

The Problem 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 positions, 1,568 (27.37%)

2024-06-26T14:49:46-04:00June 26th, 2024|Colorado, Impact Stories, News, Resources|

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|