Teacher Shortage Action Plan
State kicks off teacher shortage action plan town hall series
DENVER – In an effort to address the current educator shortage across Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education will host a series of town hall meetings throughout the summer to gather feedback for creating a strategic plan.
The first meetings will take place Wednesday, June 14, in Ridgway and Friday, June 23, in Parachute. Educators, students, parents, community members and interested members of the public are encouraged to share their experiences and ideas for recruiting and retaining educators.
The town hall meetings are part of an extended outreach that will meet with groups throughout the state to develop an action plan and recommendation to the shortage. Legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in May requires DHE and CDE to develop a collaborative action plan that will outline the necessary steps to resolve the state’s educator shortage.
At least 10 town hall meetings have been scheduled around the state for the summer. Meetings, conference calls/webinars with education leaders will also be ongoing. Feedback and participation from interested individuals and groups is an essential component of the process and final action plan.
Educator Shortage Action Plan Town Hall Series
- Wednesday, June 14, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Ridgway School District, Eagle’s Nest Room, 1115 Clinton St., Ridgway.
- Friday, June 23, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Grand Valley High School, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute.
Location details for the other town hall sessions will be released soon.