Fuel continuous improvement and collaboration among organizations, specifically Educator Preparation Programs and districts that aim to attract, prepare, develop and retain excellent and diverse teachers.
The number of Latinx students is 2.5x more than the number of Latinx teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth.
(TAPR data provided by the state for Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant counties)
A low-SES student assigned to an other-race teacher has a 52% increased chance of being reported as inattentive.
(Thomas Dee, 2005)
A study found that having one black teacher in grades 3-5 reduced black male students’ chances of dropping out of high school by 39%.
(Gershen & Hart, 2017)
Participants of the working group landed on using 2018-2019 to understand and work together to remove barriers that disparately impact teachers of color from entering the profession and having a strong start. This area of collaboration resonated for several key reasons: