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Massachusetts teaching force remains dominated by women

By Matt Rocheleau - Boston Globe Staff
Despite efforts to recruit more male teachers, their numbers in Massachusetts public school classrooms remain stagnant, according to a Globe review.

About 25 percent of all public school teachers statewide last year were men. That figure has been fairly flat in recent years. But the share of male teachers is lower than it was in the early 1990s, when it was about 32 percent.

The teacher gender disparity is most pronounced at the elementary grades.

MenTeach - New England Symposium: The Importance of Play Now

by James St.Clair
The symposium was held on January 28 from 8:30- 12:45.

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Professionalism in Education: A Perspective from a Male Student Teacher

by Brandon Belmore - University of Wisconsin - Stout
If you ask every teacher and staff member in an elementary school to give their definition of professionalism, chances are, every definition will be different. Many responses hit on some similarities to the definition, but in all reality the word holds a different meaning for everybody. So, how do you know if you are showing professionalism? What if your definition is totally different than a colleague?

Educators’ Summit Highlights Need For More Virginia Teachers of Color

by John O’Neil - Virginia Education Association - Communications Director
Nearly one-half of students attending Virginia public schools are minorities, but fewer than one in five teachers is.

Educate ME Foundation working to grow the number of Black teachers for Black students across the country

by Curtis Bunn - Indianapolis Recorder
The axiom, "Those who cannot do, teach," missed the point, as far as Blake Nathan is concerned.

In fact, Nathan created the Educate ME Foundation on a wholly opposite premise: To mentor and encourage African-American students, high school and college, to pursue careers in education, especially as teachers—and to help existing Black teachers find new opportunities.
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