TOWN HALLS SEEK SOLUTIONS TO TEACHER SHORTAGES
Education officials are expanding their statewide search for solutions to Colorado’s massive teacher shortage.
The meetings are part of an extended outreach effort by the state’s departments of education and higher education to gather information and develop an action plan for recruiting and hiring high-quality teachers.
A town hall meeting in Denver is scheduled from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mile High United Way CoBank Leadership Center, 711 Park Ave. West.
As many as 3,000 teaching jobs across Colorado are unfilled, and rural areas are being hit especially hard, education officials said.
Other town halls: Friday, 10:30 a.m.-noon,
Colorado State University, Behavioral Sciences Building, Room A101, in Fort Collins
Monday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Cherry Creek School District Instructional Support Facility, 5416 S. Riviera Way, Centennial
Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College, Leadville Campus, 901 U.S. 24, Leadville
Aug. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Centennial Hall Auditorium, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs
Aug. 10, 2:30-4 p.m., Otis High School, 518 Dugan St., Otis
Aug. 14 or 15, time to be determined, Ignacio High School, 315 Ignacio St., Ignacio
Aug. 18, 1-2:30 p.m., East Central BOCES Office, 820 2nd St., Limon
Aug. 21, 2-3:30 p.m., Las Animas High School, 300 Grove Ave., Las Animas