Colorado House Bill 14-1175 required the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to study and develop strategies to increase and improve the recruitment, preparation, development, and retention of high-quality minority teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the state. APA was hired to develop this report, which synthesized themes from demographic data, quantitative data, qualitative interview data, and policy data to create recommendations for different key parties in Colorado. For more information, please click here.
Following publication of the final report APA presented findings at the joint meeting of the senate and house education committees. To follow up on comments and questions that arose out of this presentation of findings, APA created a series data visualizations of the flow of people in and out of teaching.