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New Zealand: Lake Tekapo School's all male teaching staff

by Esther Ashby-Coventry - NZ Stuff
It has been a testosterone-fuelled start to the year at Lake Tekapo School, with all three teaching roles at the small Mackenzie school filled by males.

With a roll of 33 it is also the first time in acting principal Wayne Facer's 33-year career in education to be at a school totally staffed by men.

Philly-based group launches $3M initiative to develop Black teachers

by Kristen A. Graham - Philadelphia Inquirer
A Philadelphia-based organization devoted to recruiting and supporting Black educators on Thursday announced a $3 million educational justice initiative to dramatically ramp up the number of Black teachers in classrooms across the country.

Black educators can help solve racial disparities in education

by Rachael Tutwiler Fortune - The Florida Times-Union
As we close out Black History Month, I believe Jacksonville has an opportunity to make history by investing in black educators.

Research has shown that teacher diversity helps all students, especially students who look like them. One study found that low-income black boys are 39 percent more likely to graduate high school if they have just one black male teacher in elementary school. That is an astounding figure from a rigorous, long-term study.

The Career Journey of the First Male Preschool Teacher in Turkey: An Optimistic Perspective to A Female Dominated Occupation

by Pelin Taşkın - 2019, Journal of Qualitative Research in Education - JOQRE
Abstract. This study is designed as a single case which focuses on the real story of the first male preschool teacher in Turkey. The main purpose of this study is to investigate his perceptions related to; a) the advantages and disadvantages of being the first preschool teacher in Turkey b) the perception of school society towards him, c) how he handled the challenges, d) possible social benefits of male preschool teachers in early childhood education. Data were collected through a semi-structured in-depth interview.

Georgia Power Foundation Grant To Help KSU Boost Number Of Black Male Educators

by Paul Floeckher - Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University has received a grant from the Georgia Power Foundation for an initiative to increase the number of African American male teachers.
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