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ED Promotes Diversity with Two Upcoming Conferences

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The U.S. Department of Education is hosting two events to support school systems in promoting educator diversity, the Teach to Lead Summit and the Conference on Equity in Opportunity. These events will gather educational leaders to discuss the importance of diversity among educators and explore effective practices to enhance it. The Department, led by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, aims to collaborate with various stakeholders to improve teacher diversity and the overall quality of education. The announcement coincides with Secretary Cardona's "Back to School Bus Tour 2023," which emphasizes the Administration's commitment to students' recovery from the pandemic's effects. To strengthen its goals, the Department has allocated over $45 million to support teacher diversity and recruitment efforts, including grants for teacher preparation programs, improving educator quality, and implementing evidence-based practices. The Conference on Equity in Opportunity will address workforce diversity, while during the Teach to Lead Summit “teams of educators will collaborate to develop approaches to investing in a talented and diverse teacher pipeline using practices such as partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority-Serving Institutions, and Hispanic-Serving Institutions; improving the work environment to support educator well-being; or supporting educator development to improve student learning.”

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Posted:  8 September, 2023

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