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Report Highlights Teacher Recruitment, Diversity Initiatives

by Sarah Wood - Diverse Issues in Higher Education
To address ongoing teacher shortages and increase the diversity of the teacher workforce, the state of Mississippi has launched Grow Your Own (GYO) initiatives, according to a New America report.

The report, "Mississippi's Multifaceted Approach to Tackling Teacher Shortages," analyzes the impact of the programs and offers strategies other states can implement.

Do White People Get It? Racism Through the Eyes of a Black Male Teacher

By Malcolm J. Gillard - Education Week Editorial
The video of George Floyd taking his last breath was difficult for me to process. I experienced anger, sadness, fear, frustration, disgust, outrage, and betrayal. I can't express what I felt when Floyd begged the officer to remove his knee from his neck and called out to his deceased mother. Watching him being restrained in that moment, I imagined Floyd as a young child—no different from a child I teach—crying out for help.

Educate ME Early program hopes to increase presence of diverse male teachers in early education

by Melissa Crash - Fox 59
There's a new push to increase the number of men of color in the classroom. According to the nonprofit Early Learning Indiana, there's a major lack of ethnic and gender diversity in early childhood education.

Pre-K Teacher Zachary Ferguson loves his job. Everything from story time over Zoom calls, to his time back in the classroom.

Only 2 percent of Black men make-up teacher workforce

By Patrice Clark - WLBT-TV
It’s staggering statistic, only two percent of black men make-up the teacher workforce in this country.

But with a growing population of minorities in public schools, research shows more diversity is needed when it comes to leadership.

Warren Central Intermediate school teacher Woodrow Price loves his job.

He has been teaching for 13 years and won countless awards for his dedication and service in the classroom.