Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Education Workforce Building a pipeline of teachers that best reflect their school’s community is important for student success. Many barriers remain for diverse candidates to become educators. By supporting leadership development and communities of diverse educators, better student opportunities are provided. Kansas City Teacher Residency | The Kansas City Teacher Residency will recruit, prepare, develop, place, and retain mission-oriented individuals who want to make a deep commitment to working in high need urban schools in the Kansas City area. Amplify | An annual convening hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and part of the Foundation’s strategy to develop, strengthen, and support a strong pipeline of quality teachers, Amplify empowers Kansas City’s educators of color for student success. Through this convening, local and national educators of color come together, learn best practices, and amplify each other’s voices. Latinx Education Collaborative | The Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC) believes that representation is a key element in creating successful outcomes for all students. To that end, the LEC works to create and implement recruitment and retention strategies designed to attract, support, enhance, and retain Latinx education professionals. Kansas City PLUS | Kansas City PLUS (Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools) is a two-year principal certification and master’s degree program for talented educators who want to become transformational school leaders. Surge Institute | Cohort-based experience that empowers emerging leaders of color in education. TNTP Opportunity Accelerator | The TNTP Opportunity Accelerator helps district leaders create high quality, equitable academic experiences – and real results for students. The Opportunity Accelerator provides site visits and an opportunity audit; a personalized report and data review session; five strategic planning sessions; and customized action plans for superintendents and cabinet members.