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ERIC Number: ED574295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Educator and Student Diversity in Washington State: Gaps and Historical Trends. CEDR Working Paper. WP #2015-10
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher
Center for Education Data & Research
It has been well documented--including in recent reports from Washington State (Professional Educator Standards Board, 2014) and several large districts across the country (Albert Shanker Institute, 2015)--that the public teaching workforce is far less racially and ethnically diverse than the student body in U.S. public schools. Washington State, the focus of this report, is no exception. This report provides a "snapshot" of the current state of educator and student diversity in Washington State public schools, focusing specifically on teacher/student diversity gaps for three underrepresented minority (URM) groups: American Indian, Black, and Hispanic. The report then provides some historical context by investigating trends in educator and student diversity in Washington State over the past 25 years and concludes with some broad takeaways.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR)
Identifiers - Location: Washington