Pinellas may beef up efforts to hire black teachers
The Pinellas school district will strive to hire more black teachers under a proposed legal agreement that goes before the school board next month. Some of the draft language is similar to what's in a 2000 federal court order tied to the district's desegregation efforts. But it renews the district's commitment to the issue and offers guidelines on how to boost the ranks of black teachers through recruiting and retention. The hope: Increasing the numbers of black teachers will lead to higher achievement among black students. Story here. The proposed memorandum of understanding is attached below (click on comments first).