January 27, 2022

A growing body of research shows that Black students who have at least one Black teacher growing up are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college than those who don’t.

In this episode, we discuss how California school districts are working to prepare and retain more Black teachers. And a Black teacher shares his experience in a teacher preparation program and relating to Black students. 


  • Michael Obah, Biology teacher, Oakland Unified School District
  • Ali Tadayon, Reporter, EdSource

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