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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
In June 2020, 2021, and 2022 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 4th Annual Educator Diversity Summit was held on June 20 - 22, 2023.
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.