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2023 PROGRESS REPORT

At CBED, we use early interventions to rebuild the Black teacher pipeline. Through our flagship programs—Teaching Academy and Freedom Schools Literacy Academy—expert Black teachers coach and inspire Black college and high school students to respond to the call: #WeNeedBlackTeachers. We encourage all to review this progress report to see what we achieved together in 2023.

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2022 PROGRESS REPORT

CBED’s 2022 Progress Report highlights our efforts to rebuild the Black teacher pipeline. See updates on Freedom Schools Literacy Academy, Teaching Academy, Black Men in Education Convening and more.

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2022 TEACHING ACADEMY PROGRAM REPORT

CBED’s Teaching Academy is a year-round after-school high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) course for Black students interested in teaching.

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FREEDOM SCHOOLS LITERACY ACADEMY IMPACT REPORT CARDS

We provide high school and college students opportunities to explore becoming educator-activists as they provide early-literacy instruction to young scholars using a culturally-responsive, affirming and sustaining curriculum.

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2023 PROGRESS REPORT

At CBED, we use early interventions to rebuild the Black teacher pipeline. Through our flagship programs—Teaching Academy and Freedom Schools Literacy Academy—expert Black teachers coach and inspire Black college and high school students to respond to the call: #WeNeedBlackTeachers. We encourage all to review this progress report to see what we achieved together in 2023.

Read the Full Report

2022 PROGRESS REPORT

CBED’s 2022 Progress Report highlights our efforts to rebuild the Black teacher pipeline. See updates on Freedom Schools Literacy Academy, Teaching Academy, Black Men in Education Convening and more.

Download Report

2022 TEACHING ACADEMY PROGRAM REPORT

CBED’s Teaching Academy is a year-round after-school high school Career & Technical Education (CTE) course for Black students interested in teaching.

Download Full Report

FREEDOM SCHOOLS LITERACY ACADEMY IMPACT REPORT CARDS

We provide high school and college students opportunities to explore becoming educator-activists as they provide early-literacy instruction to young scholars using a culturally-responsive, affirming and sustaining curriculum.

Download Full Report

Seeing Myself: Students of Color on the Pros and Cons of Becoming Teachers

A new report released by Teach Plus and the Center for Black Educator Development spotlights the experiences and nuanced perspectives of students of color and Indigenous students. It outlines the essential changes education system leaders must make to build a diverse teacher workforce.

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RESPECTING EDUCATOR ACTIVISTS OF COLOR: The Anti-Racist Guide to Teacher Retention

This toolkit provides school and district leaders with assessments, exercises and practical information to help make the changes that will make more teachers of color want to stay in the profession.

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TO BE WHO WE ARE: BLACK TEACHERS ON CREATING AFFIRMING SCHOOL CULTURES

This report looks directly at what Black teachers need to thrive in schools. Rooted in the voices and lived experiences of Black educators, the report lays out five conditions that Black teachers say are critical towards creating school cultures that affirm their identities. It includes tangible recommendations for teachers, school leaders, and district and state policymakers as they work to support and retain Black faculty.

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THE NEED FOR MORE TEACHERS OF COLOR

Released as part of a teach-in hosted by Research for Action in 2022, this booklet provides highlights of findings from past studies and an analysis  of the state of teacher diversity in Pennsylvania.

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MENTORSHIP TOOLKIT

Learn about essential elements of mentorship based on case studies of Pennsylvania pre-service and in-service programs for teachers of color.

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#PANEEDSTEACHERS

Read this summary report of the PA Needs Teachers Summit 2022, hosted by Teach Plus and the National Center on Education & the Economy, which brought together leaders from across education and government sectors to understand the scale of educator shortages, explore root causes, and identify solutions.

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MORE GUIDES & TOOLKITS

RECRUITMENT TOOLKIT

Learn five strategies for recruiting high school students into teaching, including case studies and descriptions of collaborations. 

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CRSE COMPETENCIES

Review key definitions, indicators, and reflexive questions for educators to meet the needs of all students. 

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PEDC & TEACH PLUS ARP/ESSER SPENDING GUIDE

Learn how local education agencies and districts can invest to support teacher teacher diversity. 

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MORE DATA & REPORTS

​ADDRESSING PENNSYLVANIA’S TEACHER SHORTAGE CRISIS THROUGH SYSTEMIC SOLUTIONS

Teach Plus and the National Center on Education & the Economy, February 2023

Summary of findings from A Needs Teachers Summit 2023

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​​THE NEED FOR MORE TEACHERS OF COLOR

Research For Action, April 2022

Highlights from Research For Action past studies and analysis of the state of teacher diversity in Pennsylvania.

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​TO BE WHO WE ARE: BLACK TEACHERS ON CREATING AFFIRMING SCHOOL CULTURES

Teach Plus and The Center for Black Educator Development, September 2021

Report on five conditions Black teachers say are critical to creating school cultures that affirm their identities.

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​PATCHING THE LEAKY PIPELINE: TEACHER DIVERSITY IN PENNSYLVANIA FROM 2013-2014

Research For Action, December 2020

PA public school data on percentages of teachers and students by race/ethnicity and gender.

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​DIVERSIFYING THE TEACHING PROFESSION: HOW TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN TEACHERS OF COLOR

Learning Policy Institute, April 2018

Research on changes in and proposed solutions to the decreasing number of teachers of color.

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​IS YOUR STATE PRIORITIZING TEACHER DIVERSITY & EQUITY?

The Education Trust

See how your state rates against other state profiles on educator diversity data and policy practices.

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