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A New Orleans summer teaching fellowship is wooing young black teachers

by Sarah Gonser- The Hechinger Report
Yawns and sleepy stretches punctuated the silence as Brandon Mercadel's third-graders rooted around their desks for "The Buried Bones Mystery," the subject of today's lesson about text evidence.

"You guys must have had an amazing Father's Day weekend," said Mercadel, smiling. "You are so tired!"

One student laid his head on his desk and slipped off his high-top sneakers, prompting another student to silently mouth "pew!" and clamp his fingers to his nose.

A Scholarship for African American Men - Mwalimu Men

by Kristen Jeter - Mwalimu Men Inc.
I've recently started a scholarship fund to help increase the African-American, male grad-school teaching population in the USA. The nonprofit is called Mwalimu Men Inc, and we will be giving out one $2,000 scholarship this year. I'm writing because I need help finding men who would be interested in applying.

Male teacher shortage affects boys who need role models

by Hollie Deese, USA TODAY Back To School magazine
For 35 years, Len Saunders has been teaching physical education to elementary school children in Montville, N.J. Personally, he knows how important a strong male role model can be and hopes he is that for his students. His own father died just months before he was born, so he depended on uncles, coaches and other men to guide him in certain  areas of his physical and mental development.

Chinese government offers free training to men who want to be preschool teachers

Global Times
Chongqing will fund the training of 77 male nursery teachers to address the gender imbalance in the municipality's kindergartens.

According to a government notice released on April 21, the 77 candidates will receive five years of free training and be given a cash allowance during this period, news portal cqbntv.cn reported Wednesday.

According to the notice, these teachers will be required to work in the kindergartens to which they are assigned for at least six years after their training ends.

Why young Latino men don't think of becoming teachers

by Gary Warth - The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Marcos High School student Brayan Reyes never thought of teaching as a career. Why would he?

Until he was in Efron Solano’s class last semester, the 16-year-old had never even seen a male Latino teacher.

“He’s the one who motivated me,” Brayan said. ​
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