Villegas to Lead Webinar about Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color

Dr. Ana Maria Villegas, a professor in the Department of Secondary and Special Education, will present a webinar for Education Week.

Wanted:  A More Diverse Teaching Force

The webinar takes place December 18th at 2:00 pm E.T.

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Districts have made efforts in trying to recruit a teaching force that mirrors the country’s increasingly diverse K-12 student population. Despite some successes, a “diversity gap” remains between students and teachers. In this webinar, a scholar and a practitioner will outline the research on the minority-teacher population, the challenges faced in the recruitment and retention of such candidates, and what one district program has done to improve working conditions and professional development for teachers of color.


  • Ana Maria Villegas, Professor of Education, Montclair State University
  • Rachelle Rogers-Ard, Manager, Teach Tomorrow, Oakland


  • Stephen Sawchuk, Assistant Editor, Education Week

Visit The Education Week website for a description of the webinar.

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Underwriting for the content of this webinar has been provided by The Joyce Foundation.