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Cooper Creates Task Force On Educator Diversity In NC Schools

Governor Roy Cooper visited this second grade class at Cotswold Elementary School which would have to make changes to comply with the smaller K-3 class size mandate.
Alex Olgin
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WFAE

Gov. Roy Cooper has assembled a panel of educators, parents, advocates, employers and elected officials to get more educators of color into North Carolina's K-12 work force.

The task force is charged with reporting by the end of this year on strategies to improve educator diversity.

Charlotte-area members include Claudia Sandoval, a Union County parent; Chance Lewis of Concord, a UNC Charlotte professor representing the UNC system; and Leroy Wray Jr. of Charlotte, who works in teacher recruitment for UNC Asheville and also represents the UNC system.

Read the full list here.