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July 19, 2023: What can be done about Colorado’s record-high teacher turnover?

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50min 25sec
CPR/ Jenny Brundin
Students in a fourth/fifth grade math class raise their hands and freeze as the teacher gets their attention. They’re about to transition from math into independent study time at this summer camp at Eagle Valley Elementary.

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