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Data looks at racial diversity in Delaware teacher and school leader workforce

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017



Data highlights how well Delaware’s teacher and administrator workforce reflects the diversity of its student population.

The Delaware Department of Education released data recently examining the extent to which Delaware’s teacher and administrator workforce reflects the diversity of its student population. Key findings from ‘The Set’: Racial Diversity in DE’s teacher and school leader workforce include:

  • Delaware’s teacher and school leader workforce is much less diverse than its student population
  • While the student population is getting more diverse, teacher and school leader workforce diversity has remained largely stagnant
  • Novice teachers of color are retained at lower rates than white teachers
  • Large gaps exist in every district between the proportion of students of color, and the proportion of their teachers of color

Delaware is expected to be one of the most diverse states in the nation by 2060. With around 9,000 teachers and over 500 school leaders, Delaware’s public education system serves over 130,000 students.

Media Contact: Alison May, alison.may@doe.k12.de.us, (302) 735-4006

 

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Data looks at racial diversity in Delaware teacher and school leader workforce

Department of Education | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2017



Data highlights how well Delaware’s teacher and administrator workforce reflects the diversity of its student population.

The Delaware Department of Education released data recently examining the extent to which Delaware’s teacher and administrator workforce reflects the diversity of its student population. Key findings from ‘The Set’: Racial Diversity in DE’s teacher and school leader workforce include:

  • Delaware’s teacher and school leader workforce is much less diverse than its student population
  • While the student population is getting more diverse, teacher and school leader workforce diversity has remained largely stagnant
  • Novice teachers of color are retained at lower rates than white teachers
  • Large gaps exist in every district between the proportion of students of color, and the proportion of their teachers of color

Delaware is expected to be one of the most diverse states in the nation by 2060. With around 9,000 teachers and over 500 school leaders, Delaware’s public education system serves over 130,000 students.

Media Contact: Alison May, alison.may@doe.k12.de.us, (302) 735-4006

 

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