Data Stories

To dig deeper into indicators featured on our Data Dashboard, we will be releasing a series of Data Stories. Each will analyze data trends that have a significant impact on students, educators, and the Massachusetts public education system as a whole.

Educator Diversity 


Our first Data Story looks at educator diversity in the Commonwealth. State and nationwide studies overwhelmingly affirm the association between educator diversity and metrics like test scores, dropout rates, gifted program representation, and student-teacher communication for students of color. Yet at schools here in Massachusetts, there are four times as many students of color as staff of color.

This analysis digs into the nuances of these numbers, looks at the effects on students, examines how educator diversity was impacted by the pandemic, and outlines proposed initiatives to increase educator diversity. Read More >