Schools say student success hinges on hiring teachers of color

Beaverton, Tigard-Tualatin schools look to local aspiring teachers for workforce that better reflects students.

School districts across the Portland metro region are looking to improve student achievement — starting with teachers.

In the wake of state data that showed large achievement gaps between white students and those from historically marginalized communities, education leaders say it’s hard to ignore the teacher demographics.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – Schools say student success hinges on hiring teachers of color