Connecticut will begin looking at ways to diversify public school teachers in the state following the enactment of a new law.
The law focuses on increasing the number of minority teachers in the state and expands cross certification with other states.
The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education hosted a leadership conference last week for school board members and superintendents that focused on minority teacher recruitment.
Patrice McCarthy is with the association. She says resources are available for minority students looking to enter the education field.
“What’s important is that the information about these new initiatives gets out to people who are considering entering the teaching profession and this will be another tool that might help them consider this as a viable option" she said.
The law also provides mortgage assistance and loan forgiveness in certain cases.