I recently joined national leaders on education at the National Summit on Teacher Diversity in Washington, D.C. held by the U.S. Department of Education. The Summit highlights the need for more teachers of color in schools across the country.
As in most states, teachers of color are underrepresented in Connecticut. This has a real impact on educational outcomes. Research has shown that a diverse teaching workforce that reflects the students they serve improves outcomes and inspires students of color to purse higher education.
The Blue Hills Civic Association will be holding a Community Job Fair on Thursday, May 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Rawson LightHouse School. Employers from numerous industries will be holding onsite interviews.
This week, I attended the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Hartford Region Open Choice Program hosted by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). The event commemorated the contributions of the founding districts: Farmington, Simsbury, South Windsor, and West Hartford.