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Increasing Educator Diversity in PA
WHERE THINGS STAND
Only 6% of Pennsylvania's teachers are people of color,
while 37% of Pennsylvania's students are people of color.
In 2020-2021, 48% of public schools in Pennsylvania employed no teachers of color.
Between 2013-2014 and 2020-2021, Pennsylvania
increased its percentage of teachers of color by 0.8%.
Cabral, L., Eddins, M., Lapp, D., and Nelson, S. (2022). The Need for More Teachers of Color. Philadelphia, PA: Research for Action.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
Over 250 individuals from nearly 90 institutions and organizations across Pennsylvania convene regularly to address challenges and identify solutions for increasing educator diversity in Pennsylvania.
In June 2020 and 2021, hundreds of invested persons from across the Commonwealth gathered virtually for two days to listen, learn, share, and strategize around diversifying the educator workforce in Pennsylvania. Our 3rd Annual Educator Diversity Summit will be held on June 21 and 22, 2022.
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 leaders 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 Spotlight Blog
Welcome to the PEDC Member Spotlight!
This monthly blog series will highlight the diverse ways those in our community are progressing toward creating a culturally relevant and sustaining education system here in Pennsylvania.