As students grow more diverse, teaching staff lags

Diversity in the classroom

Many suburban Boston school districts have become significantly more diverse, but their students are still primarily taught by white teachers.

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District
2001-2002
% Minority
students
2 011-2012
% Minority
students
2011-2012
% Minority
teachers
Bedford 15.5 26.0  6.0
Brookline 33.3 42.2 10.0
Lexington 22.4 41.3  6.8
Newton 18.9 33.4 11.7
Waltham 35.5 50.0  3.0
State total 24.2 32.9  6.9

SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education