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
INVEST IN A DIVERSE TEACHER PIPELINE
REMOVE BARRIERS FROM PENNSYLVANIA'S TEACHER PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION PROCESSES
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!