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How California districts seek to recruit, retain Black teachers amid shortage

California districts are using pathway programs to hire more Black teachers and taking other steps to retain them.

A growing body of research shows that Black students who have at least one Black teacher growing up are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college than those who don’t.




California still woefully lacks

Black teachers.



Experts attribute the lack of Black K-12 teachers in California to a number of barriers, including underrepresentation in teacher credentialing programs, as well as workplace discrimination that prompts some to leave the profession.

Source: How California districts seek to recruit, retain Black teachers amid shortage

Support our Year-End Fundraising Campaign

This year it was with great pleasure that the Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation was able to give scholarships to three deserving college students to help further their education.

We know that it is donors like you that assist us in providing the help that these students need to help them reach the next level of their educational goals and we are grateful for those of you who have already provided your year-end support.

Since 2017 we have been able to provide over $5,000 in scholarships to students and with your help, we will be able to continue to help emerging members of our community succeed in their academic careers.

Please click here to make your tax-deductible contribution now.

It’s GivingTuesday. Today’s the day to change lives.


It is the vision of the Bertram L. Ashe Education Foundation to achieve a significant increase in the post-secondary education of underserved African American students.

It’s GivingTuesday. Today’s the day to change lives.

Dr. Bertram L. Ashe was part of the Los Angeles Unified School District for over thirty years as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and school administrator. Following retirement he served as lecturer, intern supervisor and coordinator of California/Math Science Teacher Corps Project at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1987-97. He was honored as one the top 50 Outstanding Principals in LAUSD by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and has been the recipient of numerous other honors.

He has dedicated the majority of his life to helping educate people of all ages. Give today and help him continue to change lives for the better! #GivingTuesday



Adolescence and Anti-Black Racism

The Intersection of Anti-Black Racism and Adolescent Development, the first Council Report from the National Scientific Council on Adolescence (NSCA), summarizes research on how racism and related inequities impact key developmental milestones of adolescence and offers recommendations to support Black youth within key social contexts of the middle and high school years.


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