Welcome to the Latinx Education Collaborative.
Our mission is simple. The LEC works to increase Latinx representation in the field of K-12 education.
The LEC believes that representation is a key element in creating successful outcomes for all students. Data show that when students are exposed to a diverse teaching staff, educational outcomes improve. Roughly 25% of incoming kindergartners across the country identify as Latinx. Only 8% of educators do. The LEC wants to close that gap.
The LEC works on creating and implementing recruitment and retention strategies designed to attract, support, enhance, and retain Latinx education professionals.