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Kansas City Lacks Latinx Teachers

For every 200 Latinx students in the Kansas City area there is only one Latinx educator and the Pioneers take Kansas City into the ranks of Major League Gaming.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: At schools in the Kansas City metro area, there is a huge diversity problem.

According to a report from the Latinx Education Collaborative in tandem with the Urban Education Research Center, one percent of K-12 teachers identify as Latinx in the Kansas City area. This means that for every 200 Latinx students, there is one Latinx educator. A second report takes a deeper look at improving the “teacher pipeline” that recruits and retains students to the profession.