Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Charter School
Black Principals Matter
It is important to illuminate the salience of high-quality leaders of color in schools across the country. Nationwide, only 10% of principals are black, yet principals and leaders of color are essential to schools and further contribute to diversifying the teacher workforce.
SCHOOLS WITH MORE BLACK PRINCIPALS HAVE HIGHER PERCENTAGES OF BLACK TEACHERS, INCREASED STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND INCREASED ENROLLMENT OF BLACK STUDENTS IN GIFTED PROGRAMS
Research shows that schools with more black principals have higher percentages of black teachers, increased student performance and increased enrollment of black students in gifted programs. Far too often, schools, districts and CMOs with strong leaders of color are not uplifted and celebrated. Yet, black innovation, intellect and excellence are interwoven into the very fabric of this country. >> Read More