Strategies for Building a Diverse Staff
December 4, 2023
Research shows that having diverse teachers in K-12 schools is beneficial to all students, particularly those who are also from diverse backgrounds. This special report delves into the complex landscape of staff diversity in the teacher workforce, addressing key issues related to recruiting and retaining teachers of color. Explore the challenges faced by school districts in recruiting teachers that reflect the demographics of their student body and identify techniques districts can employ. Learn the importance of investing in retention initiatives, including career growth opportunities and mentorship programs.
- Recruitment & Retention The Role Mentors and School Leaders Play in Retaining Teachers of ColorBeyond higher pay, experts share key factors that can keep teachers of color in the profession and even at a given school.Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center Districts' Strategies to Diversify Teaching Staff, in ChartsNew EdWeek Research Center survey data highlights how districts plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color.Equity & Diversity Will the Ban on Affirmative Action Hurt Diversity? Look to CaliforniaProposition 209 prohibited the use of race in education. Its effects were debated before the U.S. Supreme Court this year.Equity & Diversity Quiz Quiz: What Are the Challenges and Strategies to Diversifying School Staff?Test your knowledge of recruitment strategies, the role of mentorship in retaining teachers of color, and more.
Coverage of strategies for advancing the opportunities for students most in need, including those from low-income families and communities, is supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, at www.waltonk12.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.