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Report Shows Correlation Between Financial Incentives and Diverse Teacher Workforce

March 27, 2018 • Zach DiSchiano


Research shows students excel socially and academically when their teachers come from similar demographic backgrounds, but district leaders and state officials continue to struggle to staff their schools with the minority educators to proportionately match their student population.

A new analysis from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution looked into the effects of financial incentives on attracting minority teachers to the profession and found offering relocation assistance is the number one predictor of a more diverse workforce.

Education Week’s Teacher Beat blog dives into the report’s findings in this post.

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