American Progress: Hawkins Centers of Excellence at Minority-Serving Institutions are Boosting Teacher Diversity


October 19, 2023 — The United States is facing a rapidly worsening teacher shortage. In fact, the latest data show that shortages have grown 35 percent since this time last year. Even in times when the supply of teachers meets demand—a scenario not experienced since before the Great Recession—there remains a shortage of teachers from diverse backgrounds to fill America’s classrooms.