Attracting, Supporting & Retaining Educators of Color in Delaware.

Offering professional development opportunities that cultivate a path to career success for educators in Delaware. Learn how we support Educators of Color.

Attracting, Supporting & Retaining Educators of Color in Delaware.

Offering professional development opportunities that cultivate a path to career success for educators in Delaware. Learn how we support Educators of Color.

The Current Landscape of Educators in Delaware

Delaware Teacher Demographic Data

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White

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BLACK

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LATINO

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ASIAN

%

MULTIRACIAL

“We must ensure that all students see themselves represented in the teaching profession. This is a critical and necessary step in achieving educational equity.”

The Race and Culture of a Teacher Matters

Educators of color have the ability to connect to all students, but research shows this connection is specifically advantageous to students of color whose culture and identity is eliminated from the educational experience in America. Research and data support positive educational benefits for all students if they experience a diverse teaching force (CCSSO, 2019).

Students of color, specifically black students benefit exponentially when they experience at least one educator of color. Studies have found that black students who had at least one black teacher in third, fourth, or fifth grade were less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to aspire to go to college.

For Black boys the dropout rate was cut by 50 % if they had just one black teacher. (Gershenson, Hart, Lindsay, Papageorge, 2017). Research shows that educators of color also benefit white students and prepare all students to “increasingly global society” through exposure and interaction to people of all backgrounds.

Students that have early exposure to people from diverse backgrounds are less likely to have stereotypes, unconscious biases (CCSSO, 2019)

Our Commitments:

  • Remove systemic barriers that prevent the recruitment and retention EOC in the workforce
  • Dismantle systems that promote inequitable outcomes in education 
  • Advocate for social justice and equity in education for all students 
  • Provide expertise as a collective resource for strategies, research, best practice, and policies that support and advance educational outcomes for communities of color 
  • Create opportunities for students of color to maximize talents to positively impact all students as a collective

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