Recruitment and Retention of Black Educators: Promising Strategies at Eight U.S. Teacher Residencies

With support from the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation, the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) partnered with the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University to conduct a formative evaluation of NCTR’s Black Educators Initiative (BEI) to identify promising strategies for recruiting and retaining Black educators. Launched in 2019, the National Center for Teacher Residencies’ (NCTR) Black Educators Initiative (BEI) is designed to recruit, prepare, and retain new Black teachers through a national Network of teacher residency programs. NCTR’s BEI aims to improve outcomes for Black students in particular, and for all students generally, by increasing access to effective Black teachers.

This exploratory study focuses on the original eight residencies that participated in BEI and the results they achieved in the first two years of the program (2019-20 and 2020-21. Learn more from the executive summary and read the full report

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