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Black teachers by district



Out of curiosity, we wanted to see how the percentage of black teachers in Pinellas compares to other big districts in Florida. The results are attached in the spreadsheet below. Pinellas is on the low end and below the state average.

The percentages in Pinellas are at issue because of a draft legal agreement, rising from mediation in the Bradley deseg case, that the school board is set to consider at tomorrow's workshop.

As far as we can tell, the research is mixed and complicated when it comes to whether black teachers boost the achievement of black students. This Gradebook post from last spring includes a spread sheet that shows how black students in Pinellas compare on the reading, math and science FCATs to black students in the state's other big districts.

To see the number of black teachers in every Florida district, go here.

[Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 9:57am]


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