Study Finds Black Principals Increase the Hiring and Retention Rates of Black Teachers


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According to a new study from researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the presence of Black principals in schools increases the likelihood of hiring and retaining Black teachers. For the study, the research team focused on schools in Missouri and Tennessee. They found that Black principals have more success in hiring diverse faculty because they have access to different networks to find diverse teachers, attract qualified Black teachers who prefer to work for Black principals, and African American principals are more likely to hire Black candidates than White principals....