How to hire more black principals

Although the diversity of the teacher pool is low, several nonprofits are successfully recruiting and training more principals of color from this same group. New Leaders has shown particular promise - 64 percent of principals that have gone through its program are educators of color. Leaders at the program say that they are able to recruit a more diverse class by "focusing on mindset, a willingness to share leadership with other adults and a proven track record of success" in lieu of GPA and college "prestige." The outcome of the selection process is "naturally diverse," according to the CEO.

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