Recorded Briefing

Supporting a Well-Prepared and Diverse Teacher Workforce

October 2019 | Learning Policy Institute

In partnership with Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, Center for American Progress, National Black Child Development Institute, Southern Education Foundation, Teach Plus, and UnidosUs, the Learning Policy Institute co-hosted this briefing to discuss the importance of a well-prepared and diverse teacher workforce, the impact of college affordability and student loan debt on creating a diverse teacher workforce, high-quality pathways into the profession, and federal and state policies that support a well-prepared and diverse teacher workforce.

Speakers included:

  • LaNeá Austin, English Teacher / GATE Coordinator, Humanities and Arts Academy of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District and Teach Plus Policy Fellow
  • Desiree Carver-Thomas, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute
  • Amalia Chamorro, Associate Director of Education Policy, UnidosUS
  • Khalilah Harris, Managing Director for K-12 Education Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Cassandra Herring, Founder, President, and CEO, Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity
  • Mark Teoh, Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge, Teach Plus

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