In an effort to address the current educator shortage across Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Education and the UCCS College of Education will host a town hall meeting on the UCCS campus on Monday, August 7 from 3-4:30 pm in the Centennial Hall Auditorium. 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 effort 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 our state’s educator shortage. This meeting is one of 11 town hall meetings that have been scheduled around the state for the summer. For those unable to attend, participation through an on-line survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8ZZL8K is strongly encouraged. For the full list of State Town Hall meetings, go to: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/TeacherEd/Educator-Shortage-Action-Plan.html
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