Kansas City Educator Dashboard

When we think of K-12 schools, many of us picture teachers and principals. In reality, many adults work in schools. These adults play critical roles in supporting student learning from helping students with special needs to coaching teachers to working one-on-one with families. Emerging research shows that increasing the diversity of all adult educators in the building, including teachers, administrators and support staff, can improve outcomes for students of color and students overall (Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence, 2000).

The Kansas City Educator Dashboard sheds light on the demographic characteristics of the educators in our school districts and charter schools. 

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90+ School Districts

4 Demographic Groups

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THE APPROACH

Researchers from the Urban Education Research Center used 2016-2019 educator workforce data provided by the Kansas State Department of Education (Educator Data Collection System) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Educator Core) to construct the dashboard.

THE TERMINOLOGY

Educator definition: Missouri educators are defined as personnel in position codes 60 (Teachers), 70 (Other Pupil Services Personnel), 80 (Aides/Paraprofessionals), and 90 (Ancillary Personnel). Kansas educators are defined as personnel with the following educator types: Elementary/Pre-School (Gr. EC-6), Middle School (Grade 5-8), Secondary (Grades 9-12), SPED/ESOL (PreK-12), Career and Technical Education (Grade 7-12), School Specialist (PreK-12), School Support (PreK-12).

Students and Educators of Color definition: For this dashboard, students and educators of color are defined as persons who identify as Latinx, Black/African American, Asian, Native American or American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and/or Multiracial.

REPRESENTATION

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DASHBOARD

Teacher Workforce Data of Kansas and Missouri Educators between 2016-2019.

Educators of Color

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