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Pacific Oaks College announces lifelong educator and first African American male as dean of the School of Education

Pacific Oaks College & Children's School (PO) announces the appointment of Jerell B. Hill, Ed.D., as the new dean of Pacific Oaks College's School of Education. His appointment comes after having served as interim dean since July 2020. Dr. Hill is a longstanding member of the greater Pasadena community and is the first African American male to serve as dean for the School of Education.

Preschool teacher shares student's head-turning comment while playing kitchen: 'I'm still shocked'

by Morgan Greenwald - Yahoo News
According to preschool teacher and TikToker Tell Williams IV, "students say some crazy stuff."

On Feb. 23, the educator shared a hilarious story with his 599,000 followers about the shocking exchange he had with one of his students while they were playing "pretend restaurant."

"I've been teaching preschool now for, like, 8 years. Somehow I'm still shocked over some of the things that come out of these children's' mouths," he said.

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.
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