January 1, 2017
Project Pipeline Repair is a response to a growing national crisis—the absence of a critical mass of African American and Latino males to meet the needs of states' increasingly diverse P-12 classrooms. It is a research-based strategy that also responds to states' needs to address escalating teacher shortages and gaps in student achievement. Researchers and practitioners continue to highlight the critical importance of a racially diverse teaching force in American schools, particularly for minority students confronted with the challenges of growing up amidst poverty and institutional bias. Schools with diverse teachers support the intellectual and social development of African American and Latino students, as well as non-minority students who face an increasingly diverse world.