Tuesday | March 8, 2016


Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Howard University School of Education, the American Federation of Teachers, Teach For America and the Albert Shanker Institute, this panel discussed why teacher diversity is important and how it can be strengthened through recruitment, retention, and continued support for teachers of color.


Dr. John B King, Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers

Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO, Teach For America

Harry F. Preston V, teacher; Baltimore Teachers Union Teacher Leaders Program; Teacher for America alumnus

Moderator: Dr. Leslie Fenwick, Dean, Howard University School of Education

Download the Shanker Institute Report here