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"By law, the Chief Education Office (CEdO), the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the Oregon Depart ment of Education (ODE), and the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) are required to jointly create an annual report on the Educators Equity Act. During the 2016 session, the Legislature passed House Bill 4033 to advance the purposes of the Educators Equity Act, to improve the cultural competence of educators and to ensure educators are trained in culturally relevant educational practices.

The 2016 Educator Equity Report includes a summary of: most recently available data on diversity in Oregon’s Educator workforce; promising practices for recruiting, preparing, hiring and retaining culturally and linguistically diverse educa tors; plans being implemented by public teacher education programs; and recom mendations for achieving an educator workforce that more closely mirrors Oregon’s K-12 student demographics."

Author: State of Oregon Chief Education Office