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Center for Black Educator Development Launches $3.1M Initiative to Uplift the Next Generation of Black Teachers

Our support for today’s generation of Black students is crucial to bridging the gap between educational achievement and equal opportunity. In order to do so, we must also uplift our Black teachers who are integral in making that happen. In an effort to support this cause, the Center for Black Educator Development has announced a new nationwide educational justice campaign to drastically increase the number of Black teachers entering the education field. With $3.1 million in new funding, the Center will launch the Black Teacher Pipeline (BTP) and the Black Educators of Excellence Fellowship — a program in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) — to help recruit and financially support the next generation of Black educators across America. Funding for these initiatives was provided by the Laura and Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Spring Point Partners, Alice Walton through the Walton Family Foundation and...

Njera Perkins

Feb 25, 2021