Oregon is facing a teacher shortage. This program is training the next generation of bilingual and diverse educators

With the fall semester underway, schools across Oregon are facing a shortage of teachers. That shortage is especially severe when it comes to bilin...

October 14, 2022
5:00 AM

With the fall semester underway, schools across Oregon are facing a shortage of teachers. That shortage is especially severe when it comes to bilingual teachers, even as the demographics of some communities continue to change. According to the Oregon Department of Education's 2022 Oregon Educator Equity Report, 42% of Oregon students identify as ethnically and linguistically diverse, as opposed to only 13% of teachers.That same report shows that Oregon communities are diversifying more quickly than our teaching workforce: since 2020, Oregon's population of ethnically and linguistically diverse students increased by 3.

John Notarianni