It seems like you can’t go a day without hearing about the importance of diversity in education. Some view this as a moral argument for justice and equity, but it’s also a strategic one. There is robust evidence that demonstrates how greater teacher diversity leads to improved student outcomes. Come meet the researchers who are studying the positive effects of race-matching between teachers and students, and how it leads to better academic results, lower discipline referrals and higher expectations. We’ll dissect teacher pipeline gaps and think through the implications this has for realizing additional impact with students.