THE CHALLENGE

Teacher shortages persist as barriers to educational equity for students in Arkansas.

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The rise of the
teacher shortage

More than 40% of teachers leave the profession within five years. Turnover rates are higher in schools serving minorities. 1

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Teachers impact on
student achievement

Nearly a third of teachers (31.5 percent) do not have an education background in their subject of main assignment. 2

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The effect of
ineffective education

A student with 3 years of ineffective education most likely will never catch up with their peers. 3

OUR SOLUTION

We are a world-class institution that transforms the way teachers are prepared to lead and serve across the state of Arkansas.

STEP 1

Recruit community-focused teachers and school leaders

STEP 2

Provide training, coaching and mentorship

STEP 3

Design research-based professional development

STEP 4

Develop opportunities through our Master’s in Educational Equity

OUR MISSION IN ACTION

Shequil Jones (2019) 5th Grade Elementary, Pine Bluff, AR

Take the Next Step

The Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity is seeking motivated and talented teachers to help change the educational landscape here in Arkansas.

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