Educator and Student Support

Diversifying the Field: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color – Webinar

Faced with a national teacher shortage, schools across the country are struggling to hire a workforce of qualified educators that reflects the racial diversity of their communities. While current conditions in many states have contributed to widespread shortages of teachers of all types, teachers of color encounter unique barriers to entering the profession and to continuing to teach for the long haul.

Fortunately, a variety of programs, policies, and practices hold promise in helping to bolster the pipeline of teachers of color recruited and retained in teaching. This paper examines the current state of teachers of color in the workforce, the factors that affect the recruitment, hiring, and retention of teachers of color, and opportunities for growing a stable workforce of teachers of color.