This array of colorful figures demonstrates the need for diversity, including more black male educators, in classrooms.

Representation matters–and classrooms don’t have it


A new survey sounds the alarm about low rates of educator diversity in classrooms, especially when it comes to black male educators

A diverse and inclusive education workforce can play a critical role in ensuring that students receive a robust, quality educational experience. But an alarmingly low rate of black male educators has researchers looking for ways to strengthen diversity and improve recruitment efforts.

While students of color make up more than half of PreK-12 classroom populations in the United States, overcoming the shortage of educators of color has been a decades-long dilemma
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