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STATE + LOCAL

POLICY

HOW DO YOU

DEVELOP A

REPRESENTATIVE +INCLUSIVE

VISION FOR EDUCATION?

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8 KEY REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Recruit racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse educators;

  • Embed diversity goals into key performance indicators for schools and districts across the state

  • Adopt evidence-based elements of successful national residency models in Educator Preparation Programs; 

  • Revise the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards to directly incorporate anti-racist, anti-bias, culturally responsive requirements. Mandate that Educator Preparation Programs report how they incorporate these proficiencies across their course offerings and programs;

  • Invest in state- and district-level initiatives that increase the sustainability of the profession. This could mean strengthening support networks for educators of color and providing professional development;

  • Develop and sustain opportunities for advancement that are tailored to the needs of educators of color;

  • Release an annual statewide Educator Diversity Report that tracks North Carolina’s progress in developing and sustaining a representative educator workforce; and

  • Establish a group to monitor North Carolina’s progress towards implementation of the Task Force’s recommendations. 

WATCH THE DISCUSSION

Equity in education requires making changes in the status quo of education - from curriculum to discipline to teacher recruitment. Join us with Dr. Anthony Graham to discuss his road map to Representative and Inclusive Education for North Carolina.

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IN NC RACE REMAINS A POWERFUL PREDICTOR OF ACCESS, OPPORTUNITY, AND OUTCOMES.

For example, Black students are 58 percent more likely than their white peers to be taught by a novice teacher.

BIPOC Students in North Carolina are dramatically more likely to be suspended than their white classmates and when disciplined are given 

substantially longer suspensions than other classmates.

EVERYCHILD NC ROAD MAP DELIVERS A

SOUND BASIC EDUCATION TO ALL STUDENTS

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8 IDENTIFIED ACTIONS

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Equal access to gifted programs, honors courses, and Advanced Placement courses — Black, Hispanic, and American Indian students are underrepresented in gifted programs, Advanced Placement courses, and honors courses, partly because schools that are mostly non-white offer fewer AP and honors courses than majority-white schools.

Equal access to experienced, credentialed, and effective teachers by increasing the supply of effective teachers, providing districts with the resources necessary to attract and retain high-quality teachers, and creating an accountability system that centers closing opportunity gaps and the inequitable distribution of resources.

Fund Programs to recruit and retain teachers of color — This is critical to help raise the achievement of all students

Implement restorative justice models and professional development to address racial discipline disparities and break the school-to-prison pipeline.

Raise achievement by letting teachers teach — Too many teachers hold multiple support roles when it comes to their classrooms. That’s not fair and it harms our students. We must fund school psychologists, nurses, counselors, and social workers staffed at industry-recommended levels.

Increase funding for after-school programs, clubs, and other activities that make school fun while promoting enrichment and growth

Expand the number of community schools that integrate health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement to tackle poverty-related barriers to success and become a welcoming hub for students and their families

Implementation of culturally relevant criteria and teaching practices that will engage students and provide greater relevance.