Stuart Cleinman: An icon in Early Childhood Education

Stuart Phillip Cleinman of Arlington, died on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at age 66. A lifelong Massachusetts resident – born April 7, 1952 in Fall River – he was elated to see the curse broken by the 2004 World Series, the first of four Red Sox titles he ultimately celebrated. He is survived by countless […]

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Letter: A Mom needs some advice about her son

[MenTeach: We received this request from a mom. What advice would you give to her?] Hello, I am a owner of three childcare centers in [City] Michigan and have a son 28 years old that grew up in the childcare setting since he was born. He presently works in my home center and the parents […]

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A Winner’s Story: Leader of Men and Children Award

During the past fall, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) annual conference in Washington D.C. Reflecting on this, I learned a lot about myself. I was reassured that my unique personality and view from a male perspective is welcomed in the field. On […]

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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead “recognize black history – and its people – all year round.” I take Mr. Owens’ point, and while I don’t believe that we should cease to embrace February as a month dedicated to honoring and celebrating […]

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The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession. By the late 1880s, women made up a majority—63 […]

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Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys. Back in the ’80s and ’90s, he was one of them, yearning to connect with male role models. After the death of Jackson’s mother when he was 8, his father sent […]

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