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Public Ed. Groups Found To Lack Diversity at Top

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Racial and ethnic diversity is lacking in the leadership ranks of K-12 public education groups, even as the student population becomes increasingly diverse, a new report says.

Leaders from 44 nonprofit education organizations took part in the survey that informed the report by Koya Leadership Partners, an executive-search firm, and Education Pioneers, which recruits leaders for education organizations. Findings show that while 98 percent of the groups support such diversity, only 33 percent describe it as a core value, and even fewer have a clear definition of what it means.

On average, blacks represent 12 percent of the groups' board members. Asians total 6 percent, Latinos 4 percent, and multiracial members 2 percent.

Vol. 34, Issue 15, Page 4

Published in Print: January 7, 2015, as Public Ed. Groups Found To Lack Diversity at Top
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