Diversity in Education
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse and culturally proficient educator workforce. As part of this commitment, the Department launched a "Diversity Initiative" proposal and convened a group of experts, known as the Massachusetts Advocates for Diversity in Education Task Force (MADE), to advise the Department on how to support districts to more effectively recruit and retain a diverse workforce and develop the cultural proficiency of the educator workforce. MADE submitted recommendations to the Department, and the Department responded with an action plan.
Diversity Task Force Report
Full Description of Task Force Recommendations
Department's Action Plan in Response to the Diversity Task Force Recommendations
Below you will find links to a list of resources, including national and local MA programs focused on recruiting and retaining diverse educators. This information can be used to support school and/or district efforts for the purpose of diversifying the educator workforce and pipeline. These lists are intended to serve as a source for information; resources are are not endorsed by the Department or any participating school or district. If you know of any promising programs or models, please email with the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.orgDiversifying the Educator Workforce.
National Models for Recruiting/Retaining a Diverse Educator Workforce
Massachusetts Local Models for Recruiting/Retaining a Diverse Educator Workforce