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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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University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff aids teacher recruitment

By BG / January 2nd, 2018

Eight high school students — all male — will start taking teacher-preparation courses at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff this month in an effort to raise the racial and ethnic diversity of teachers nationwide. The teens are a part of Project Pipeline Repair, a three-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and administered […]

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‘Young Black Men [Should] See Black Men in Front of Them’ — This Detroit Teacher

By BG / November 16th, 2017

I began teaching at 22. Back in my hometown of Detroit and fresh out of college, I thought I had all the answers. I believed students would instantly relate to me because of my knowledge, enthusiasm and youth. Ha! I soon learned that before I could effectively teach anything, I needed to better understand my […]

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History Lesson: Public school teachers – Legacy of low pay and little respect

By BG / September 28th, 2017

  Only women taught school in the very first years of Winona’s public school history. The low pay ($20 a month) did not attract men. Secondly, women, it seems, were considered more capable of handling the difficult discipline problems which cropped up in classes composed of children of so many different ages and backgrounds. The […]

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The Repercussions of the Black Teacher Shortage

By BG / September 7th, 2017

A recent study found that black students who have at least one black teacher do better in school. Making policy around this research is complicated. Ashley McCall was teaching her third grade students about American voting rights last year when one of them asked a question she couldn’t answer: How do older people of color process the […]

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