New UNLV program wants more teachers of color in Clark County schools

A new UNLV program that aims to open pathways into the teaching profession for more students of color is planning to use the Clark County School District as a laboratory, focusing on recruiting high school and college students to eventually fill many of the district’s current 360 teaching vacancies.

The long-term goal of the Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways program is to shift a teacher demographic that currently skews more than 75 percent white to more closely match that of the district’s student population.

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