Key Articles

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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How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap

By BG / December 10th, 2016

Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you’d have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country before you found one black male teacher. “We have a lot of African-American male students […]

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Lack of African-American male educators is killing public education

By BG / December 5th, 2016

According to researchers Ana Maria Villegas and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, minority teachers, as role models, improved the self-worth of minority students. Others found that a diverse teaching population improved academic achievement for minorities along with the educational climate for white students. Educators and the makers of policy have spoken about the need to diversify the […]

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