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Teacher Diversity Matters: A Conversation about Supporting Teachers of Color in Los Angeles

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April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm
Joan Palevsky Center, 281 South Figueroa Street, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Teach Plus California invites you to explore how we can better support and retain teachers of color across Los Angeles. 

Teacher Diversity Matters: A Conversation about Supporting Teachers of Color in Los Angeles with Dr. Travis Bristol, Peter Paul Assistant Professor, Boston University and Teach Plus California Policy Fellows

April 19, 2018, 5:30pm-7pm
Joan Palevsky Center / 281 South Figueroa Street, Suite 100​Los Angeles, CA 90012
Space is Limited. RSVP by April 13th.

“The more students can see positive role models that reflect themselves, the more they feel confident to succeed in the classroom.” - Christine Chiu, 3rd grade English teacher, Teach Plus California Policy Fellowship alumna

Research indicates that a diverse teaching force has a significant positive impact on the educational outcomes of students of color. With the overwhelming majority of students in K-12 schools in Los Angeles identifying as a race or ethnicity other than white, it is concerning that the diversity of LAUSD students is not reflected in the faces of their teachers.  How can we as a community ensure that our students can see themselves in their teachers?

Join us on April 19th, from 5:30pm-7pm for this critical discussion, with insights from Dr. Travis Bristol, Peter Paul Assistant Professor at Boston University, and classroom teachers from across Los Angeles on how to strengthen and support diverse educators.

For more information about the event, contact Bridget Bones at BBones@teachplus.org