Westat staff will be presenting at the virtual Annual National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) conference, being held April 12-14, 2022. The theme is Meeting the Moment: Reimagining Equity and Access for a New Educational Era.
Darcy Pietryka and Carrie Murthy of Westat and Alexandra Manuel will be presenting the following on Wednesday, April 13 at 4:45 pm (ET): Diversifying the Workforce and Addressing Shortages: What’s Really Working in Teacher Prep—and Has the Pandemic Impacted This, Too?
Research shows that students of color benefit from having teachers and leaders who look like them. This presentation will include data, policies, and practices to support in place to support a teaching force more representative of students, with the overall goal of increasing equitable access to effective teachers and addressing shortages.