Teacher Shortage, Supply, Retention


Per Pupil Spending by District 22-23

2022-2023 CSFP Staffing Survey Results


December 2018

Chalkbeat: Dear Governor: Here’s what Colorado educators want Jarod Polis to know about their schools, December 2018

In early October 2018, CSFP asked Superintendents, CFOs/Budget Managers and BOCES Directors what they are experiencing in teacher recruitment / retention issues.  We received responses from over 70 districts/BOCES across the state.  Following are some of their responses:


December 2017

CDE, Department of Higher Education (as a result of HB17-1003, Concerning a Strategic Plan to Address Teacher Shortages in Colorado)

November 2017
CDE – Educator Shortage Strategic Action Plan – November 2017 presentation to State Board of Education

September 2017
Colorado’s Rural Teachers Are Getting Pinched in the Teacher Salary Game – article by Jenny Brundin, Colorado Public Radio.

June 2017
CDHE Educator Shortage Action Plan – information

March 2017
Estimated average teacher salary – Colorado compared to the U.S. Average – constant 2015-16 dollars.


December 2016

October 2016:

The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) released their report A Coming Crisis in Teaching? Teacher Supply, Demand and Shortages in the U.S. Following is information from the report that is pertinent to Colorado:

Links to the Learning Policy Institute:

March 2016

2016 Educator Preparation Report AY2014-2015 – Colorado Department of Higher Education