Research show that students of color are more likely to succeed if they have at least one teacher who looks like them. But in many urban districts like Milwaukee, there is a mismatch between students and teachers. Teachers are mostly white, and students are mostly black and Hispanic.
Last week, Beats Me — our series dedicated to answering your questions about race, education, innovation and the environment — examined how this racial imbalance impacts student achievement.
Now, we turn to a possible solution by visiting schools that are looking inside their own classrooms to recruit more teachers of color.
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