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Educator Equity Report

We believe that each and every Oregon student deserves a high quality education and boundless opportunities for the future. Research has shown that students of color benefit from having high-achieving teachers with cultural backgrounds similar to their own because they provide real-life models of career success and academic engagement. Educators representing culturally and linguistically diverse students serve as cultural brokers, helping students navigate their school environment and culture, but also increasing involvement of families which impacts student attendance, achievement, graduation rates and postsecondary aspirations.

Each year, we produce the Educator Equity Report to track Oregon’s progress in increasing the number of teacher candidates prepared to teach and ready for hire as well as the number of culturally and racially diverse teachers and administrators hired in Oregon’s public schools.  

2018 Educator Equity Report

2018 Educator Equity Infographic

Educator Equity Advisory Group

The Oregon Educator Equity Advisory Group is a 20-member group convened by the Oregon’s Chief Education Office charged to:

  • Research, coordinate and oversee legislative reports deriving from SB 755 that outline Oregon’s current status and progress toward diversifying the educator workforce and to spotlight/recommend/drive needed practices and policies;
  • Ensure that the voices of culturally and linguistically citizens in Oregon are engaged in examining root causes, current assets, and needed changes in policy and practices that can help diversify Oregon’s educator workforce;
  • Review progress and results from funded state investments intended to recruit, prepare, retain, and advance Oregon’s educator workforce; and
  • Recommend future investments for the state that can improve students’ access to educators who more closely mirror our K-12 student population demographics

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