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Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.

by Goorish Wibneh - The Seattle Globalist
The Seattle Public Schools has a well documented "achievement gap." That's the striking difference in academic achievement between black male students (and other students of color) compared with their white counterparts.

As of last year, SPS also has a five-year strategic plan to address the gap.

Gender stereotypes breaking down in career choices

by Tyra Jackson - Reporter - Opelika-Auburn News
A typical work day for East Alabama Medical Center nurse Charles Smith can consist of extreme emergencies, the stabilization of patients, collaborating with co-workers, educating families about medical conditions and anything that has to do with saving a life.

On some days at the intensive care unit, he might even be referred to as "doc."

Male teachers in elementaries

by Rick McCrabb - Journal-News
They can have a positive effect in the classroom, research shows.

Men make up only 10 percent of the elementary school teachers in Butler County, a trend seen nationally and one that concerns education experts.

The Middletown Journal analyzed staff lists in 10 Butler County districts, and of the 1,603.8 full-time equivalent teachers in elementary schools, 164 — or 10.2 percent — are men, according to 2010-11 data from the Ohio Department of Education.

Ireland has far more female teachers than male in all sectors

by Fionnuala Jones - NewTalk 106-108fm
This is despite only 50% of women acting as principals in primary schools

Ireland continues to have more female teachers than male, according to new statistics released by the EU.

The figures, released in support of World Teachers' Day, show that 87 per cent of primary school teachers here are female while 71 per cent of positions in secondary schools were held by women.