Kennesaw State in Georgia summer program aimed at increasing minority educators

Building on the success of an initiative to increase the number of Black male teachers, Kennesaw State University is giving younger local students of color a chance to explore life as education majors and teachers. The Future MISTERs Academy, a three-day summer camp hosted at KSU, invites middle and high school students from metro Atlanta […]

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How Richmond Public Schools is working to attract more male minority teachers

The lack of male minority teachers is a problem that exists across the country as well as in Richmond, according to the 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson. Robinson now serves as a senior adviser in the talent office at Richmond Public Schools. He’s also in charge of the Teacher Leader Pathways office, […]

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Video: Black Teacher Residency program aims to diversify Indiana educator pool

EducateME is partnering with Marian University to target the growing teacher shortage be diversifying the pipeline by offering full ride scholarships to those selected for the Black Teacher Residency program. The graduate program addresses the shortage, but also takes aim at improving outcomes from students across the board. EducateME is continuing on a mission it […]

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Rebranded as ‘Sirtify,’ Minnesota program propels Black men into education careers

Last year, Normandale Community College in Bloomington launched a program called “Black Men in Teaching” to help streamline Black men into careers in education. The program has since rebranded its name to “Sirtify,” and will be graduating its inaugural cohort in the spring. The program comes as the number of teachers in Minnesota who identify […]

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Why so few men are joining the teaching profession in Australia

New data shows kids are far more likely to be taught by a female than a male with women recruited as teachers 230 times more than their male counterparts. The study out of Queensland found 85 per cent of primary school teachers are female, but Dr Paul Browning, headmaster of St Paul’s School in Bald […]

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The gender gap in Irish education at its widest for 50 years

Women made up 74 per cent of teachers in 2011, up from 63 per cent in 1961 [Editor: This is article from 2014] The widening gender gap in the teaching profession over the past 50 years is highlighted in CSO census data. In the 1961 census 63 per cent of people who recorded their occupation […]

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