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Cooper Creates Task Force On Educator Diversity In NC Schools


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.

When people talk about what the coronavirus has done to North Carolina schools, you’ll generally hear some variation on this statement by Gov. Roy Cooper: “School classrooms may be closed, but the learning is not over.”

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