REAPING WHAT WE SOW
Increasing Educator Diversity in PA
WHERE THINGS STAND
Only 6% of Pennsylvania's teachers are people of color,
while 36% of Pennsylvania's students are people of color.
In 2019-2020, 50% of public schools in Pennsylvania employed no teachers of color.
Between 2013-2014 and 2019-2020, Pennsylvania
increased its percentage of teachers of color by 0.6%.
Shaw-Amoah, A., Lapp, D., and Kim, D. (2020). Teacher Diversity in Pennsylvania from 2013-2014 to 2019-2020. Philadelphia, PA: Research for Action.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
Over 80 individuals from nearly 40 institutions and organizations across Pennsylvania convene regularly to address challenges and identify solutions for increasing educator diversity in Pennsylvania.
In June 2020 and June 2021, hundreds of stakeholders from across the Commonwealth gathered virtually for two days to listen, learn, share, and strategize around diversifying the educator workforce in Pennsylvania.
Consortium members have co-developed Culturally-Relevant and Sustaining Education Competencies for Pennsylvania Educators as well as toolkits in the areas of Recruitment, Mentorship, and Retention of teachers of color. All are available for public use.
We are a group of educational stakeholders from across Pennsylvania who aim to increase the number of teachers of color and culturally-relevant and sustaining educators in classrooms across the Commonwealth.
PEDC c/o Dr. Juliet Curci
College of Education and Human Development
1301 Cecil B Moore Avenue
Ritter Annex 150
Philadelphia, PA 19122