July 20, 2021 Press Conference

Statewide Educators call on PA's 500 Districts to use American Rescue Plan Funds to Increase Racial Diversity Amongst Teachers

On the 20th of July at 11:00 am the ESSA Leadership Learning Community (ELLC), Cheyney University, and the Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium (PEDC) will be hosting an educator diversity virtual Press Conference and we would like to invite you to this important event.


During this Press Conference, we will focus on the ways districts across the Commonwealth can use American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER dollars toward teacher diversity and other outcomes for underrepresented students. We will also focus on the ways that we can build equitable learning systems and communities as students return to school in the fall.


At this Press Conference, we will be joined by Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary and Higher Education, Dr. Tanya Garcia, Sharif El-Mekki, CEO, of the Center for Black Educator Development. We will also have representation from two of the largest school districts in the state and other distinguished speakers who will all participate in this important call to action.


We hope you will be able to join us for this important event. Your presence at this event is extremely important, and we hope you will be able to attend. We have attached some important resources and information that will provide you with more information about this important event. If you have any questions relating to the Press Conference, please reach out to Dr. Donna-Marie Cole-Malott at Colemalott.phd@gmail.com


Event Link: https://cheyney.zoom.us/j/93386475704