Moving Toward Equity: An Online Policy
and Practice Guide for Equitable Teacher Distribution

Ensuring that all students—no matter their backgrounds—are college and career ready when they graduate from high school depends, in part, on their access to great teachers and great teaching. Although states and school districts have been striving for the last decade to ensure that low-income and minority students receive high-quality instruction from high-quality teachers to the same extent that their more affluent and nonminority peers do, the United States has a long way to go to achieve equitable teacher distribution (ETD).

Use the navigation bar at the top of the page to discover essential background information on defining ETD, why it is important to address the issue, and suggestions for how to measure ETD. This tool also provides insight into addressing distribution issues at four levels of decision-making: regional comprehensive centers (RCCs), state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), school districts, and schools. Each section includes practical strategies, examples of policies in action, and helpful resources aimed to achieve ETD today and in the future.