High-Quality Early Childhood Assessment: Learning From States’ Use of Kindergarten Entry Assessments
Diversifying the Field: Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color and How to Overcome Them
This study provides descriptive information on recruitment and retention of teachers or educators from diverse backgrounds. The paper provides an overview of the issues along with a discussion of barriers to recruiting and retaining teachers as well as policy levers used to overcome these barriers. The report is divided into three sections: (a) a review of the current state of affairs in the workforce demographics of teachers of color and the value of a diverse teacher workforce; (b) a discussion on recruiting and retaining teachers of color with a lens on teacher preparation program enrollment and success as well as a review of policies and other social factors that affect teacher recruitment and retention efforts; and (c) a review of best practices to address the barriers associated with recruiting and retaining teachers/educators of color.
U.S. Department of Education