How Can Your Schools Recruit and Retain More Black Teachers?

By Matt Zalaznick
March 2, 2020

This article provides an overview of a report focused on recruiting and retaining black male teachers. The report, “Having Our Say: Examining Career Trajectories of Black Male Educators in P-12 Education,” was written by The National Network of State Teachers of the Year and the University of Phoenix. This article summarizes several of the report’s suggestions such as partnering with historically black colleges and universities, prioritizing educator diversity in policy, providing professional development for alternatively certified teachers, and hiring more black male educators in leadership roles.

Policy makers, district administrators, and school leaders can use this article as an introduction to the longer report. They will also want to check out the descriptions and links to initiatives across the country designed to recruit and support black male teachers. For further reading, this article from the Hechinger Report discusses a PD approach used in MS to support and retain black male teachers.

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