POLICY RECOMMENDATION
2021-2022

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IMPROVE DATA COLLECTION AND TRANSPARENCY AROUND TEACHER DIVERSITY 

CREATE AN OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION WITHIN PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

ELEVATE AND PROVIDE SUPPORT AROUND THE CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND SUSTAINING EDUCATION

(CR-SE) COMPETENCIES

INVEST IN A DIVERSE TEACHER PIPELINE

REMOVE BARRIERS FROM PENNSYLVANIA'S TEACHER PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESSES

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Research shows that teachers of color are good for all students, helping close opportunity gaps for students of color and earning high ratings from students of all races.

However, in Pennsylvania, the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the teacher workforce and deficits in teachers' cultural competence are dire issues.

REVIEW AND ENGAGE

You can access a PDF document with a full outline of our policy recommendations here.

The Consortium's Policy and Advocacy Committee meets monthly - we welcome your involvement!