How Do You Create a More Diverse Teacher Force? Hire Your Own Graduates, Chicago Says.

Chalkbeat Chicago | Mila Koumpilova

“[Chicago Public Schools] says 10% of its students express interest in teaching in surveys, and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado said it makes a lot of sense to tap that homegrown talent — students who know the district and its needs well.”

Chicago Public Schools is aiming to make its education workforce more diverse (50% of its teachers identify as white, though 80% of its students are Black or Latinx). To accomplish this, it’s focusing on a program to encourage students to seek long-term teaching careers within their local school system. This article from Chalkbeat explores the innovative approach.

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