The Teaching Equity Network (TEN) is a network of cross-sector collaborators promoting equity in educator preparation, equity in pathways into teaching, and ongoing educator training around equity and culturally responsive practices. Our mission is to advocate for a racially and linguistically diverse teacher workforce, and to develop teachers that are committed to equity and are actively engaging in educational transformation. The TEN fund promotes and supports efforts to diversify the demographics of our educators, deepen cultural responsiveness among educators, and promote equity through local gatherings and partnerships across the state. The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), Washington Education Association (WEA), and the Center for Excellence in Careers in Education (CECE) are partnering to create and provide this opportunity.
Building from the annual, statewide Teaching Equity Conference, the TEN fund creates an opportunity for stakeholders to develop and host their own “Teaching Equity” events. These events are intended to gather regional stakeholders in a collaborative space to further equity initiatives and contribute to a statewide teaching equity network. To foster these initiatives, the fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to support the establishment of local equity gatherings. To view the application and current deadlines, please visit the TEN website.