Study suggests Tennessee should recruit teachers of color

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A new study by the Tennessee Education Research Alliance suggests schools should do more to hire and support teachers of color.
The study looked at turnover and retention for Tennessee teachers over a five-year period beginning in 2011. It found that black teachers were no more likely to leave the profession than white teachers, but they were more likely to transfer schools. The study found turnover was especially high when black teachers were racially isolated.
Researcher Jason Grissom says the results are important because there is “lots of evidence that teacher turnover is bad for schools … and bad for student achievement.”
The study states previous research has shown that students of color are more likely to have academic success when they’re exposed to teachers of different races.

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