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Lack of a Dedicated State-Level Effort Challenges North Carolina’s Capacity to Increase Teacher Diversity (November 2020)

Summary

The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee’s 2019–20 Work Plan directed the Program Evaluation Division to examine the effectiveness of North Carolina's current efforts to increase diversity in the teacher workforce. The directive required the Program Evaluation Division to explore whether other states are engaging in effective efforts and to report on any promising practices applicable to North Carolina. Although there is no dedicated state-level effort to promote the recruitment and retention of teachers of color, many local education agencies (LEAs), charter schools, and educator preparation programs (EPPs) within the state have developed and implemented initiatives to promote diversity in their teacher workforce.

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Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404