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Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

by William Hite - For the Inquirer
Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead "recognize black history - and its people - all year round." I take Mr.

The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

by Alia Won - The Atlantic
Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession.

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

By Chandra Thomas Whitfield - The Undefeated
Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys.

MenTeach January Meeting: Men in Early Childhood Education in Boston

Men in Early Childhood Education
play a unique and crucial role in educating and caring for young children

Join us for the 1st meeting of our NEW:
Men in Early Childhood Professional Learning Community

Tuesday January 8, 2019 (Snow date Wed. January 9, 2019)
6:30-9:00 PM

Grove Hall Child Development Center
1295 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Parking available

Agenda:

Scotland: Course launched in Moray to encourage men to consider career in childcare

by David Mackay - The Press and Journal - Scotland
A course is being launched in the north of Scotland specifically aimed at encouraging men to consider a career in childcare.

Now Moray College UHI in Elgin has teamed up with the council to provide a course to meet the surge in demand.

It is hoped that the initiative will tap into people considering a change in career and parents who want to return to work.
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