The great divide continues: slow growth in teacher diversity

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The National Center for Education Statistics last week released findings from the 2011-2012 School and Staffing Survey which contains the latest data on student and teacher populations. The following graph shows that the percentage of minority teachers has not kept pace with minority student population, a fact also noted in our Teacher Prep Review

Private and Public School Student/Teacher Populations

Data Source: NCES

There is some good news, however. Our Review found that there are 83 notable teacher preparation programs working to make a change by admitting very capable candidates who will also add to the diversity of the teacher workforce. We sincerely hope to find many more programs on this list in our next edition of the Review.

Check out our Selection Criteria findings for more information about these programs.