Building a Black Male Pipeline Into Public Education

South Side of Chicago-native Abdul Wright, grew up the oldest of several siblings. His family moved through low-income housing — at one point they found themselves in a homeless shelter. But Wright, who was named 2016 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, is a prime example of how an excellent education positively changes the outcome of […]

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South Carolina program aims to boost ranks of Black teachers

After a student in his classroom had yet another outburst, Tyler Wright couldn’t bear to see him get written up again. Wright, then a student teacher at a Charleston elementary school, led the child out to the hallway for a chat. Within minutes, the student started crying. “He was telling me that he really doesn’t […]

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Ireland – ‘A male carer can be just as safe, caring, and responsible’: Would you hire a male nanny?

International Nannies Week was celebrated recently and if ever there was a profession worth lauding, it’s this one. Every sticky, finger-squished chocolate biscuit, or slobbery kiss our hard-working nannies get is fully deserved. As they celebrate, there is a minority among their number who might be slightly more muted, particularly in Ireland. The male nanny, […]

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Cincinnati man driving push for more Black and brown male educators in schools

There’s a push to put more Black and brown male educators in preschool, and the man leading that charge is Carlton Collins. Collins in the program manager for the Literacy Lab and the Leading Men Fellowship Cincinnati (LMFC). His passion for filling this gap started years before this first-of-its-kind program. He created the Morehouse Education […]

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Addressing the need: Efforts are underway to recruit and retain Black male teachers in Minnesota

James Cannon remembers being the only Black kid in a class of white kids. Not only that, but of all of his K-12 teachers, he distinctly remembers the two Black teachers because there were so few. It’s been proven that representation makes a difference in a child’s life. Studies looking at Black boys in the […]

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Keeping Black Men In Front Of The Class

Of all the teachers in the U.S., only 2 percent are black and male. That news is bad enough. But it gets worse: Many of these men are leaving the profession. Just last month, a new study found that the number of black teachers in the public schools of nine cities dropped between 2002 and […]

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