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Caring for Black Male Students Requires More Than Good Intentions, According to Education Study

Earlier this year, a video of English teacher Barry White Jr.'s unique handshakes with each of his students went viral. In the video, White, who is black, greeted each of his students at the predominately black elementary school with elaborate high-fives that he said were based around each student's personality and helped him connect with each child.

Southern University to increase underrepresented male teachers

Southern University is among several southern states and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) partnering with the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) to increase the number of underrepresented male teachers. SHEEO was recently awarded a three-year grant from the W.K.

MenTeach E-News - February 2017

MenTeach E-News
February 2017

1) Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students
2) Column: How I learned my own value as a black male teacher
3) Metro State U, Osseo make a deal to help diversify Minnesota’s teacher corps
4) A-plus for effort! This cool teacher has an energetic personalized handshake for every pupil
5) Japan: Should male nursery teachers change girls' clothes, diapers?
6) Massachusetts teaching force remains dominated by women

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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