Addressing Educator Workforce Shortages: Colorado Bright Spots

Districts and schools in Colorado that have experienced success with retaining teachers through effective strategies in schools with high-need populations and geographic factors associated with lower retention rates are highlighted in this “Bright Spots” report. Representatives from the five schools across three school districts that were identified as Bright

2022-11-17T17:22:01-05:00November 16th, 2021|Colorado, News, Resources|

Engaging with the Field in Colorado: Educator Workforce and Dropout Prevention

R12CC is supporting Colorado education stakeholders to utilize a customized geographic information system (GIS) map and related evidence on effective strategies to strengthen the educator workforce pipeline. Recent accomplishments include updates and enhancements to the GIS map and facilitation of stakeholder data analysis sessions for charter school leaders and Colorado education service agency representatives who

2021-11-09T21:38:11-05:00October 29th, 2021|Colorado|

Engaging Colorado Stakeholders in Developing Place-Based Solutions

On April 20, 2021, the R12CC hosted a webinar titled “Strengthening the Educator Workforce Pipeline—Free Resources and Supports for Tackling Educator Shortages” in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education. Education stakeholders from across Colorado were introduced to tools available to support their efforts to better understand and address educator shortages. The one-hour webinar offered

2021-07-19T14:59:10-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Colorado, News|

New Project Launched: Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework Update and Refresh

R12CC’s newest and second Colorado project—the Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework Update and Refresh Project—has formally launched. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) developed the Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework in 2010 featuring methods and strategies to prevent school dropout and increase student re-engagement.1 While Colorado’s dropout rate is at its lowest (1.8%)2 point in a decade,

2021-07-19T14:58:32-04:00June 1st, 2021|Colorado, News|

Addressing Educator Workforce Shortages: A State Comparison Brief

A talented educator workforce is an essential foundation for improving educational outcomes for students. As such, securing teachers at all levels of the educator pipeline (recruitment, preparation, and retention) is necessary for student success. Unfortunately, the United States educator workforce is experiencing shortages of crisis-level proportions, and these shortages

2021-04-26T17:12:51-04:00April 26th, 2021|Colorado, News, Resources|

Bright Spots Highlight Effective Pipeline Strategies

R12CC staff are supporting the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and its stakeholders to use geographic information systems (GIS) to map a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, and talent management data, including trend data, in order to explore the influences of place on educator workforce pipeline in the state. Recently, the project team has been working

2021-02-18T18:39:28-05:00February 18th, 2021|Colorado|