Minority Teacher Recruitment



Minority Teacher Recruitment

Minority Teacher Recruitment

Improve upon 2018 legislation promoting strategies for recruitment and retention of minority teachers.

Goal: Increase the number of minority educators in the state.

  • Pass legislation that addresses training for cultural competency in schools, identify minority teaching as a shortage area, and create teaching internships with historically black colleges and those in Puerto Rico
  • Create innovative "grow your own" programs that provide a teaching career pipeline for students in high school
  • Create innovative public-school-designed and teacher-driven education preparation programs for candidates with bachelor's degrees, without diminishing high standards for teacher licensure and certification



Teachers Urge Legislators to Support Community Schools, Minority Teacher Recruitment

Community schools, minority teacher recruitment and retention, the opportunity gap, and school literacy were just some of the issues members of the legislature's Education Committee heard public input


CEA Members, Leaders Support Teaching of African-American and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

"Our students would only benefit from having more opportunities to learn about the culture, struggles, and contributions of African-Americans and Latinos throughout history," Waterbury teacher Sean Mosley told the legislature's Education Committee

SB 1020: An Act Concerning School Equity

SB 1022: An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment And Retention

HB 7149: An Act Bolstering Minority Teacher Recruitment

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez
CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist
Testimony of Tom Nicholas
CEA Vice President

SB 1021: An Act Concerning Minority Teacher Recruitment And Retention

HB 7312: An Act Establishing a Task Force to Study Issues Relating to Parental Involvement with Students

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Ray Rossomando
CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations

HB 7082 (Raised): An Act Concerning the Inclusion of African-American Studies in the Public School Curriculum


HB 7083 (Raised): An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Puerto Rican And Latino Studies in the Public School Curriculum

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Jeff Leake
CEA President
Testimony of Sean M. Mosley
Waterbury Teacher

Re: Issues of Concern for CT Educators of Color

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Sean M. Mosley
Waterbury Teacher

Re: Minority Teacher Recruitment & Retention

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Orlando Rodriguez
CEA Research and Policy Development Specialist


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