Strengthening and diversifying the teacher workforce is a priority of the National Center. Working in collaboration with Regional Comprehensive Centers and State Education Agencies, the National Center develops policy and practice resources to assist state education agencies in their efforts to address gaps in their educator workforce, from preservice through continuing education. The National Center supports a group of Regional Center staff supporting workforce initiatives in their states that collaborates to leverage resources and tools for greater collective impact toward addressing racial, linguistic, and cultural gaps in the ratio of students and educators. The Infographic below frames our current work focused on Strengthening and Diversifying the Teacher Workforce.

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Evidence-based Planning and Implementation

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Policy and Practice Briefs

A grid of icons containing the words: the problem; research; strategies; state examples; recommendations/resources; and state teacher workforce policy.


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