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Bill Detail: HB21-1010

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Title Diverse K-12 Educator Workforce Report
Status Governor Signed (06/29/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill directs the department of higher education and the
department of education to convene a workgroup on diversity in the
educator workforce (workgroup).
The department of higher education and the department of
education shall select the members of the workgroup, which must include
those agencies, persons, and organizations specified in the bill. The

departments may seek recommendations or nominations from interested
The workgroup shall investigate barriers to the preparation,
retention, and recruitment of a diverse educator workforce and shall
consider strategies to increase diversity in the educator workforce. The
bill includes specific issues for the workgroup to consider.
The workgroup shall submit a written report of its findings and
recommendations to the education committees of the general assembly no
later than September 30, 2022. The workgroup may submit interim
findings and recommendations during the 2022 legislative session.
Under current law, the department of higher education reports
annually concerning educator preparation programs, including
enrollment, graduation rates, outcomes of graduates, and performance on
assessments administered for licensure. The bill requires the department
of higher education to include the required information disaggregated by
the candidates' or graduates' gender, race, and ethnicity. Further, the
information contained in the annual report must be posted on the
department of higher education's and the department of education's

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