The Race to Secure 1 Million Teachers of Color

Even before the pandemic began, a teacher shortage was on the horizon. COVID-19 accelerated this shortage, particularly with teachers of color, and now 40% of schools don’t have a single teacher of color on campus. The future of education, and teaching, will require rethinking how to train, recruit and retain teachers who represent the students they serve. This panel will explore a national initiative to add 1 million teachers of color over the next decade, and how to make this goal a reality.

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Sharif El-Mekki

Center for Black Educator Development

Feliza Ortiz-Licon

Latinos for Education

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Equity & Justice

Level:

Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

K-12 Education