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Grow Your Own Teach Task Force

Submitted on: May 31, 2019

The Grow Your Own Teach Task Force Rept erves as Recommendations for Legislators, MDE, IHEs, and Local Education Agencies to Strengthen and Diversify the Teacher Workforce in Mississippi

Why Grow-Your-Own?
In Mississippi, students of color are disproportionately impacted by the teacher shortage. How?

- Teachers of color are more likely to teach in schools with large populations of sstudents of color and are more likely to leave the provession

- Teacher turnover creates a "revolving door" effect. The research clearly shows positive correlations with teacher experience and student achievement, and high turnover rates in hard-to-staff schools create and sustain a cycle of poverty and poor educational opportunity for the most vulnerable students.


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