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Grambling State University, in Louisiana, hosted first ever Call Me Mister Conference to develop more black male educators

by Dominique Williams - myarklamiss.com
Grambling State University hosted their first ever called me a mister conference the university’s black male teacher initiative of partner with Clemson university’s program where was first created to help develop and recruit more African American males answer the teaching profession.

The program strives to increase the pool of available male teachers from a more diverse background into the education field.

Just a quarter of a city teachers are men in United Kingdom

By Alice Gerrard - Bury Times, United Kingdom
Figures from the Department of Education (DfE) have revealed that male teachers make up just a quarter of the Bury school workforce.

They found that out of 1,725 in state-funded schools in Bury as of November 2021, just 418 of them were men.

This means male teachers only make up 24.2 per cent of the workforce in the area in the 2021/22 academic year however, this is up from 23.6 per cent in 2020/21.

New Jersey College Scholarship Aids Future Black Male School Teachers

By Eric Kiefer - Patch Staff
"Across the country, about 20% of teachers are people of color, and Black men make up a mere 2% of all U.S. teachers," said Sharon Harden, Pillar College Program Chair of Elementary Education. "In Newark, that percentage is slightly higher, around 8%".

Strong influences help mold 2022 U.S. Teacher of the Year

By Mark Gillispie - Associated Press
It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher.

Raised on his mother's stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last 25 years teaching history and African American history at Oberlin High School outside Cleveland.

Normandale rebrands program to train Black male teachers

Insight News
Normandale Community College is rebranding the program launched in Fall 2021 under the temporary name Black Men in Teaching to "Sirtify."
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