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Increasing Teacher Diversity in New Jersey

This partnership will work with NJDOE, building on prior REL work, to use research and data to increase the number of teachers of color hired in the state and eventually improve student outcomes. In particular, the REL will support NJDOE in working toward its goal to ensure that every preschool to twelfth grade student in the state is taught by at least one teacher of color between preschool and twelfth grade. The partnership will work with NJDOE to help districts in the state understand reports the REL helped them produce during the last REL cycle, showing teacher and student characteristics in each district in the state. The REL will also help the NJDOE identify evidence-based strategies to increase the number of teachers of color they hire, develop continuous improvement processes, and build evidence on effective approaches to increase hiring of teachers of color.

Partnership organization:
New Jersey Department of Education

The REL and NJDOE are collaborating to develop and facilitate a coaching series for 10 select New Jersey school districts to build their capacity to make data-informed decisions and implement research-based practices that promote increased hiring of teachers of color throughout the state.

No projects at this time.

Coaching Provided by the REL to Districts on Continuous Improvement to Increase the Hiring of Teachers of Color, Session 1
The team will set the context and establish a routine for the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) focus on the hiring and selection coaching series. This includes establishing norms around the language used in this work.

Coaching Provided by the REL to Districts on Continuous Improvement to Increase the Hiring of Teachers of Color, Session 2
Time: 3:45-5:30 pm EST Location: Virtual Description: The team will help districts to identify key terms and concepts to achieve their goals, practice using them, and integrate them into their work moving forward; and help districts to better understand...

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REL Mid-Atlantic Logic Model