K-12 Dive: Efforts Grow to Support Pathways for Teachers and Ed Leaders of Color

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February 27, 2023 — As districts struggle to make the proportion of Black teachers more reflective of student demographics, a report released this month by the National Center for Teacher Residencies offers six recommendations to improve preparation and recruitment of Black educators. The guidance draws from lessons learned from the organization’s Black Educators Initiative, which aims to recruit and retain 750 Black educators between 2019 and 2024.

The recommendations — focused on teacher preparation programs, school districts and states — call for making teacher preparation financially accessible and prioritizing recruitment strategies focusing on Black educators. Teacher preparation programs should also be culturally sustainable for Black teachers, according to the guidance.