Strategic Plan To Address Teacher Shortages
The bill requires the department of higher education in partnership with the department of education to examine recruitment, preparation, and retention of teachers and to prepare a strategic plan to address teacher shortages in school districts and public schools within the state. The departments must collaborate with institutions of higher education, school districts, and other education interest groups in preparing the plan. The department of higher education must submit the plan to the Colorado commission on higher education, the state board of education, and the education committees of the general assembly by December 1, 2017.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)