The first step to increasing the racial diversity of the educator workforce is shining light on the right data. Most educators and advocates have heard the numbers that stand out: over 80% of the nation's teacher workforce is white while our public school population is over 50% students of color. When we hear these concrete numbers, it drives us to action and creates collective urgency to address this issue.
States are now engaged in this work - but are they looking at the right data? How can data support districts and schools in each state to understand their gaps and address them accordingly? Without the right data, the right strategies cannot be identified and this problem will persist.
Join us to learn from researchers and practitioners who have engaged in this work on Wednesday, September 5 at 4 pm EST for the What's in the Data? Using an Equity Lens to Collect Racial Workforce Data webinar, the third in the Diverse and Learner-Ready Teachers Best Practice Webinar Series. Researchers from The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and representatives from the Tennessee Department of Education will discuss their efforts to collect the right data and use it to engage districts and schools in understanding their specific gaps.
- CCSSO's Measuring What Matters Data Report
- Massachusetts DESE Data Profiles
- TNTP Teaching Fellows Program
- Fixing the Broken Pipeline: Teacher Diversity and the Classroom
- Teacher and Administrator Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Tennessee
- Tennessee Leaders for Equity Playbook