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The Diversity Gap: Exploring the Pace of Diversifying the Teacher Workforce in CT

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

When students of color are taught by a representative teaching workforce, they are held to higher expectations academically and are less likely to be suspended from

school. In Connecticut, despite a significant commitment to diversifying the educator workforce, that effort has, unfortunately, not kept up with the rate at which the state is welcoming an increasingly diverse student population. ​

Our analysis explores the scope of this stubborn problem by comparing the demographic makeup of student and teacher populations across the state and within individual districts.


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