Key Articles

Why young Latino men don’t think of becoming teachers

By BG / August 9th, 2017

San Marcos High School student Brayan Reyes never thought of teaching as a career. Why would he? Until he was in Efron Solano’s class last semester, the 16-year-old had never even seen a male Latino teacher. “He’s the one who motivated me,” Brayan said. ​ He’s not alone. National statistics show 87 percent of classroom […]

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Important need exists for minority teachers in our schools

By BG / August 2nd, 2017

Black teachers make a difference. I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher — and probably […]

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Increasing diversity in teaching is the aim of university in Washington

By BG / July 19th, 2017

The racial diversity of teachers in six school districts in South King County is low relative to the racial makeup of the districts’ students, according to data from Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. October 2015 figures from the Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Highline, Renton and Tukwila districts reveal that students of color make […]

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Male Teacher Initiative – Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s teachers

By BG / June 15th, 2017

Nearly one quarter, 24% of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) students are male. We are collaborating with schools in New York City and Rochester City to expand our Male Teacher of Color Initiative to increase the number of male teachers and improve the academic outcomes of high school students and college graduation rates among students […]

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Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students

By BG / February 8th, 2017

Advocates that aim to close the gender gap in education met on Friday in the USU to discuss the causes and solutions for the lack of male educators in public schools, who make up a smaller percentage of educators today than they did in 1980. Speakers included Bryan G. Nelson of MenTeach and Dr. Lemuel […]

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Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage – MenTeach lead consultant

By BG / January 1st, 2017

California faces a looming teacher shortage, and, in particular, a deficit in the number of men interested in working in elementary education. Hoping to help alleviate the problem, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded California State University, Northridge a $385,651, three-year grant for a teacher-preparation project aimed at increasing the number of men — particularly […]

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