New Jersey College Scholarship Aids Future Black Male School Teachers

“Across the country, about 20% of teachers are people of color, and Black men make up a mere 2% of all U.S. teachers,” said Sharon Harden, Pillar College Program Chair of Elementary Education. “In Newark, that percentage is slightly higher, around 8%”. That is still too low, and that is why Pillar College is on […]

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Strong influences help mold 2022 U.S. Teacher of the Year

It hardly seems a stretch to say Kurt Russell was born to be a history teacher. Raised on his mother’s stories about segregation and the civil rights movement in Alabama and influenced by teachers from his childhood, the 50-year-old Russell has spent the last 25 years teaching history and African American history at Oberlin High […]

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Normandale rebrands program to train Black male teachers

Normandale Community College is rebranding the program launched in Fall 2021 under the temporary name Black Men in Teaching to “Sirtify.” “Sirtify is a fun and memorable play on words evoking the program’s target audience and goal,” according to Program Coordinator Marvis Kilgore. “We wanted a name that would distinguish our program from the work […]

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‘Black Men Teach Cleveland’ campaigns to encourage men of color to become teachers

Diversity in the classroom is a matter close to the hearts of many educators. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about eight in 10 U.S. public school teachers, or 79%, identified as non-Hispanic white during the 2017-18 school year. Less than 7% identify as Black and only 24 % are male. In Cleveland, […]

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Around 30% Of Teachers Are Males In Fiji

Get your sons and grandsons to work hard in school and earn a teaching profession because there is a shortage of male teachers. That was the message echoed by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Premila Kumar, during a talanoa session with school managers in Ovalau earlier this week. While responding to queries from […]

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