Key Articles

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

By BG / February 23rd, 2019

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

By BG / February 22nd, 2019

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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For the first time in history the percentage of men in child care increases to highest level

By BG / December 20th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS) – MenTeach has announced for the first time in United States history, the percentage of men working in child care has increased to 6.3%. Since the 1970s the percentages have ranged from 2.1% to 5.9% but has only been above the 6% threshold once in 1975 at 6.2% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Education […]

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MenTeach appears on ABC News Good Morning America

By BG / October 19th, 2018

MenTeach (represented by Jonathan Maiden and Bryan G. Nelson) appeared on ABC New Good Morning America Story Monday, October 20th, 2008 on a brief segment about the rewards and challenges that men face working with young children. Jonathan Maiden was interviewed at his program in Kentucky, he has worked with children for many years and has presented […]

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Summer Bridge Program Cultivates Future Male Minority Elementary School Teachers

By BG / July 5th, 2018

There was a simple question asked to the room of eager students and mentors: “May I teach?” The audience answered confidently: “Teach on.” This question was posed by Darryl McKeller, a teacher with 20 years of experience in inner-city schools in LAUSD. His primary audience included a group of seven students of various ages, participating […]

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Scholarships for Minority Males in California

By BG / March 7th, 2018

What is F2MTC? The goal of the F2MTC project is to improve the pipeline for male teachers of color throughout the California State University system so that elementary age students of color will have increased numbers of males of color serving as teachers, mentors and role models, thereby helping to close the persistent achievement gap […]

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