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"In 2013 the Oregon Legislature amended the original Minority Teacher Act passed in 1991 and changed the definition of “Minority” to include educators whose first language is not English. Statute also required that the state’s education agencies jointly submit an annual report to the Legislature on the status of Oregon’s efforts to achieve a K-12 educator workforce that more closely mirrors the demographics of the students in our schools. The report is required to include:

1) A summary of the most recent data collected as provided by ORS 342.443;

2) Recommendations for meeting the goals expressed in ORS 342.437; and

3) A description of best practices within Oregon and other states for recruiting and retaining minority teachers"

Author: State of Oregon Chief Education Office and Educator Advancement Council