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Students of color make up more than half the total student population, whereas teachers of color represent 18 percent of the profession across the country. From state to state, the gaps vary considerably and are rooted in a lack of representation in preparation programs and exacerbated by turnover. Teachers of color have expressed long-standing concerns over the lack of opportunities for support, growth, and accountability that lead toward mastery and leadership roles. This State Innovation explores how some states are addressing workforce diversity concerns by expanding teacher residency and induction programs.


Preparing Diverse, Effective Teachers through Residencies and Induction



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