Share your voice: Statewide tour to address educator shortages
The Colorado Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education are embarking on a series of town hall meetings across the state to gather input for a strategic plan to address the educator shortages impacting Colorado.
These meetings will feature a focused discussion on ways to grow our existing educator pipeline and specific strategies to increase the numbers of individuals interested in careers in education. Parents, students, teachers, community members, business leaders and anyone else with an interest in ensuring Colorado’s schools remain strong are welcome to attend and participate. The collection of voices from around the state was required by HB17-1003, which the Children’s Campaign supported.
Additional information on these meetings, as well as an online survey for those unable to attend in person, is available on the DHE website. Future meetings have been scheduled:
- Parachute: June 23
- Fort Collins: July 28
- Denver: July 31 or Aug. 1 (TBD)
- Leadville: Aug. 2
- Colorado Springs: Aug. 7
- Otis: Aug. 10
- Ignacio: Aug. 14 or 15 (TBD)
- Limon: Aug. 17 or 18 (TBD)
- Las Animas: Aug. 21