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Ohio college fund to help Black educators

Clark State College has established a fund to help support diverse educators. The Black Educators Support Fund is through the Clark State Foundation and created by an anonymous donor. It’s to help support the recruitment, retention and development of Black educators as well as raise awareness for the need of those professionals across all age […]

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Apply: Leading Men Fellowship

In partnership with DC Public Schools and support from the DC Public Education Fund, The Literacy Lab launched the Leading Men Fellowship in 2016. Through the Leading Men Fellowship, The Literacy Lab is helping to diversify the teacher pipeline by engaging recent high school graduates in exploring a career in early childhood education. Leading Men […]

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International: Exploring Career Trajectories of Men in the Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce

SIG (Special Interest Group) Gender Balance We invite to this year’s EECERA SIG gender balance meeting this week on Friday, 3th september, 13:00 CEST/MEZ (12:00 am BST). If you want to attend and haven’t registered yet, please send a mail to and we will send the zoom link to you. Those who have already […]

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How Male Teachers Can Empower Female Students

Glass ceilings are still aplenty in the workplace in 2020 USA. Some speculate that some young women are so affected by a systemic gender bias that favors men in school settings that they subconsciously play into it when they get to the adult workplace. Further, many homes are also very patriarchal, and that may be […]

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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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