Pay a big issue when it comes to recruiting, retaining teachers in Colorado's rural school districts

KMGHPublished: June 20, 2017Updated: June 21, 2017
Published: June 20, 2017Updated: June 21, 2017

Colorado needs 3,000 more teachers and the deficit is impacting thousands of students. “There’s just not as many teachers going into the profession as there used to be, which is crazy to me because I love teaching,” Weld County teacher Brenna Morris told Anne Trujillo on this weekend’s Politics Unplugged. In an effort to address the shortage, the Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education is hosting a series of town hall meetings this summer to get ideas to encourage more people to go into the profession and stay there. The number of people completing educator preparation programs at Colorado colleges has dropped 24 percent since 2010.

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