Teacher Preparation

Why do black teachers leave—and how do we fix that?

Hechinger Twitter chat explores how to recruit, retain black teachers

On Wednesday, The Hechinger Report hosted a Twitter chat about teacher diversity with experts and educators, including Jose Luis Vilson, Andre Perry, Hannah Putman, Christopher Emdin, and Ashley Griffin.

In the wake of several reports highlighting high turnover rates among black educators, we wanted to dig into why this is happening and how teacher preparation programs, schools, administrators and other teachers can help reverse this trend.

Here is a Storify with some of the main questions and answers from the discussion. Check out the full conversation under the #teachdiverse hashtag on Twitter.


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