10:00 AM10:00

Revisiting the Teacher Selectivity and Diversity Dilemma

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From the Center for American Progress

For the past three decades, two concerns have dominated the national conversation about the teaching workforce: diversity and talent. The teaching profession is not as racially diverse or selective as it needs to be, yet calls for making the selection process more rigorous have often been met with skepticism. Many educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders worry that increasing selectivity may lead to a less racially diverse teacher workforce. So, are the two goals compatible?

At this event, the Center for American Progress will discuss two new papers on this topic. The first piece—“Revisiting the Persistent Teacher Diversity Problem”—ranks states on the percentage-point difference between teachers of color and students of color. The authors find that the percentage of nonwhite students has continued to increase, while the percentage of diverse teachers has remained stagnant or has fallen.

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11:00 AM11:00

REGISTER TODAY: Action Civics Initiative 2017 Summer Convening

The Action Civics Initiative is a non-partisan network of thirty-one organizations working together to expand the number of young Americans who are offered substantial, experiential, civic learning through in or out of school, and to thereby increase the quality and equity of civic learning in America.

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1:00 PM13:00

Black Male Media Project

  • 10 Monument Road Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004 United States (map)
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This event is part of a year-long Black Male Engagement initiative sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists and its local chapters. We want to present young men with positive, black male role models in the community and in the media who are doing things to impact the perception of and conversation about black men.

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