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ERIC Number: ED561078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools: A Critical Need for Action
Partee, Glenda L.
Center for American Progress
As a nation, we need to undertake strategic efforts to retain and increase the number of effective teachers of color in our educator workforce. Teachers of color are significantly underrepresented in the public school population, despite the fact that the number of students of color is growing rapidly. Greater teacher diversity will help ensure that today's students are prepared to succeed in the future workforce, some in various educator roles. This report, the third in a series, focuses on the need to retain teachers of color--specifically, those who effectively improve student achievement. It explores reasons for low teacher retention rates, and discusses promising retention policies and practices to ensure that the most capable teachers of color enter and remain in our public schools. The aim of this report is to generate a serious dialogue among educators and policymakers, as well as within communities of color and among their representatives, about the actions necessary to appreciably increase the numbers of effective teachers of color in public schools. [This report was produced under Progress 2050: New Ideas for a Diverse America, a project within the Center for American Progress.] [For the second report in the series, "America's Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color: Getting More Teachers of Color into the Classroom," see ED561065.]
Center for American Progress. 1333 H Street NW 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-682-1611; Web site: http://www.americanprogress.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for American Progress