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Rural Colorado communities vow to keep their schools open, even as coronavirus cases rise

The Colorado Sun

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Teachers come behind health care workers for COVID vaccine — along with a lot of other Coloradans

Chalkbeat

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Jeffco school board selects former board member to fill vacant seat

Chalkbeat

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Evidence of learning loss is piling up. Here’s how the U.S. could design a tutoring program to help.

Chalkbeat

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Voices of Colorado youth, amplified by activism and opportunity, find receptive ears with lawmakers

The Colorado Sun

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Colorado Teachers Grapple With Doing Their Jobs Facing A Patchwork Of Coronavirus Policies Across The State

CPR News

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Colo. refines vaccine plan

The Denver Post

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With Fall Graduation Off, But Football Still On, Students Question College Priorities

CPR

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Mike Johnston: Educators should be front of the line for the COVID vaccine

The Denver Post

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Spring semester will start remotely

The Denver Post

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2020 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report

 

Yesterday, the CWDC released the seventh annual Colorado Talent Pipeline Report, which analyzes issues related to the supply and demand of talent in Colorado. The report offers a collection of strategies, investments, and policy recommendations in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The 2020 Talent Pipeline report identifies:

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Governor Polis Signs Bills Into Law

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 7, 2020

Conor Cahill |[email protected] 

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Schools face “off the rails” numbers of failing grades

The Denver Post

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Education Groups Urge CDC to Prioritize Teachers, School Staff for Coronavirus Vaccine

U.S. News & World Report

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Tens of thousands of Colorado kids still lack internet access. State stimulus dollars will only offer a short-term fix.

The Colorado Sun

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Meet TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year

TIME

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To test or not to test? Colorado educators and advocates divided on CMAS in a pandemic

Chalkbeat

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Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth

NWEA

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Cordova’s departure is a warning

The Denver Post

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News Release: Statewide survey shows districts struggle with critical workforce shortages

Dec. 3, 2020
For more information, contact:
CDE Communications Division, 720-668-6434

News Release

Statewide survey shows districts struggle with critical workforce shortages

Top priorities are K-3 reading loss, mental health of students and teachers 

DENVER – Critical staff shortages -- from bus drivers and janitors to special education and classroom teachers -- are presenting significant challenges for school districts as they struggle to maintain operations for both in-person and remote learning during the pandemic. 

The vast majority of districts responding to the survey of needs conducted in October by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative said they do not have enough substitute teachers and bus drivers. Shortages in special education teachers, classroom teachers and janitorial staff are also impacting many areas of the state. 


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