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- In this panel discussion, experts convene to discuss the impact of fostering a diverse teacher workforce amid the mental and public health crises.
- How can donors play a role in advocating for educator diversity? What recruiting tactics can schools alter or take on to advance these efforts?
- Learn why racial diversity among educators is essential.
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Few would question the importance of diversifying America’s teacher corps and ensuring their makeup more closely resembles that of the students they teach. But how? What are the most successful tactics? And how do you attract a more diverse teaching workforce when so many teachers are giving up the profession because of the stresses and health concerns faced by so many educators during the pandemic?
These are some of the questions that will be on the table at this panel discussion: “Teacher Diversity in a Post-COVID World.” Experts will include Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality; Sharif El-Mekki, founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development; Daniel Helena, English language development coordinator for Los Angeles’s Kory Hunter Middle School; and Brienne Bellavita, senior advocacy manager for the Walton Family Foundation and Walton Education Coalition. Curtis Valentine, deputy director of Reinventing America’s Schools at the Progressive Policy Institute, will moderate.
Read the full article about teacher diversity after COVID-19 at The 74.