Though Massachusetts is viewed as a leader in K-12 education, our state grapples with significant racial and gender power gaps in education leadership. The vast majority of school districts have never had a superintendent of color, even though nearly half of Massachusetts public school students are children of color. Meanwhile, most superintendents are men, despite women making up the majority of the teaching force and out qualifying men in terms of education, credentialing, and experience.
Join us on November 9 when the Rennie Center and Eos Foundation release never-before-seen data on the stark inequities in K-12 leadership. We'll discuss the gender and racial barriers to the superintendency and what K-12 leaders, school committee members, and policymakers can do about it.