top of page

The Diversity Gap: 2023 Update

Updated: May 21

In Connecticut, we welcome the growing diversity of our public schools. All students deserve access to a high-quality, diverse teaching workforce.

Increasing educator diversity is an important priority for the state of Connecticut—both because students of color deserve access to a representative educator workforce and because all students need the experience of learning from teachers of varied racial backgrounds.

This brief uses two metrics to explore student and teacher demographic data in Connecticut: (1) The Diversity Gap marks the percentage point difference between students and teachers of color; and (2) The Teacher of Color Ratio illustrates how many individual students there are for each teacher of color within a jurisdiction.


bottom of page