Policy Issues in Nevada Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas. College of Education
Las Vegas (Nev.)
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Problem. Critical to the support and success of students of color is support for Black and Latinx teachers. Yet, teacher preparation programs often neglect the culturally relevant perspectives and experiences of teachers of color. This can contribute to retention issues given challenging school climates that Black and Latinx teachers must navigate. Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of sound teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention practices nationally and draw alignment to the state of Ne- vada. We focus on alternative routes to licensure (ARL) because such programs are touted for increasing the number of teachers of color. Recommendations. Based on national and local evidence, we recom- mend augmenting Nevada’s SB 511 which established the Teach Nevada Scholarship (TNVS) program. Our recommendations include advancing Grow Your Own models of ARL recruitment, collecting and evaluating data on issues specific to Black and Latinx ARL teachers, and providing specialized profes- sional development and induction.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Higher Education | Race and Ethnicity
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Watson, D. L.
Retention Starts with Preparation: Preparing Black and Latinx Teachers through Alternative Routes to Licensure.
Policy Issues in Nevada Education, 4(1),
Las Vegas (Nev.): University of Nevada, Las Vegas. College of Education.