Minority Teacher Recruitment



Minority Teacher Recruitment

Minority Teacher Recruitment

Improve upon 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


State’s Largest Teachers Union Amplifies Call to Diversify the Teaching Profession

CEA champions efforts to create a diverse teaching force that reflects the state’s racial and ethnic diversity


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CEA Amplifies Call to Diversify the Teaching Profession with New Campaign

CEA is stepping up its efforts to diversify Connecticut’s teaching force by launching a statewide awareness campaign aimed at encouraging more young people of color to pursue careers in teaching. Right now, more than 40 percent of Connecticut’s schoolchildren are minorities, but only 8 percent of the state’s teachers are people of color.


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SB 390 AAC Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Read some of the testimony from CEA leaders and teachers.

Testimony of Faith Sweeney
Teacher in the Westport Public School System
Testimony of Marquis Johnson
Teacher in the Windsor Public School System
Testimony of Nancy Andrews
Communications Director at the Connecticut Education Association
Testimony of Sheena Graham
Teacher in the Bridgeport Public School System


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