U.S. Education Department Official to Speak at Forum on Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Teaching Force

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Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon will give remarks and join a discussion on solving teacher shortages and creating a diverse teaching force at a Learning Policy Institute Forum on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The forum will feature new data on the extent and nature of current teacher shortages, along with research about recruitment and retention strategies that may offer longer-term solutions, and will feature diverse views about how to proceed. Other speakers include: Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; and Carmel Martin, executive vice president policy, Center for American Progress.

The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all students.