Texas school district adds program to recruit more Black male teachers

By: | October 12, 2020

In an effort to recruit more Black male teachers to the district, Dallas ISD has rolled out an initiative called the Adjunct Teacher Dallas Residency Program.

Out of 700 applicants, the district narrowed the field down to 13 people who it hired and are receiving training.

“All of the research shows that if you have a teacher who looks like you and who has had some of the same experiences that you’ve had growing up, then you’re going to be more responsive to that teacher,” said John Vega, deputy chief of human capital management for DISD.

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