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This guide helps districts and schools build highly qualified faculties that reflect students’ racial identities, cultural backgrounds, life experiences, and worldviews. Research proves that this mirroring effect has the potential to vastly improve student academic outcomes and projected life success. The authors relied on educators of color, thought leaders, and researchers input about teacher retention in creating easy-to-pilot ideas and initiatives. 

Author: Sharif El-Mekki, Founder and CEO of Center for Black Educator Development in partnership with Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Educator Diversity Consortium, and the Mighty Engine

Topics: teacher retention, educator retention

Referenced in the EAC-South webinar: How to Improve Educator Recruitment and Retention: Stories from the South