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Metro State U, Osseo make a deal to help diversify Minnesota’s teacher corps

By Pioneer Press Editorial Board
In a system as big, complex and resistant to change as that by which we educate children, efforts to innovate deserve notice.

They matter in a state that fails to educate all its children and one struggling to add diversity to its teaching corps.

With hometown pride, we make note of new work at Metropolitan State University to remove barriers that make it harder for aspiring teachers to take their places in Minnesota schools that need them.

Column: How I learned my own value as a black male teacher

By Ricky House - PBS Newshour
Article Note: Black males represent roughly 2 percent of all public school teachers in the U.S. While nonwhite educators are being hired at a higher proportional rate than white teachers, they’re also leaving the teaching profession at a higher rate, according to a 2015 report from the Albert Shanker Institute.

Male recruitment advocates discuss gender gap with students

By Nathan Hickling - The Sundial
Advocates that aim to close the gender gap in education met on Friday in the USU to discuss the causes and solutions for the lack of male educators in public schools, who make up a smaller percentage of educators today than they did in 1980.

MenTeach E-News - January 2017

MenTeach E-News
January 2016

1) How Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap
2) Switzerland: How do you get more men into primary teaching?
3) How to Become a Teacher in Lots of Steps
4) New Zealand: Women left holding the baby
5) MenTeach.org has had millions of hits
6) Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage – MenTeach lead consultant
7) Become an Urban Teacher
8) Path to a new life takes these minority high school graduates back to preschool

Editorial: A New Twist to Resolutions

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
Happy New Year! Time is flying by, apparent as the calendar turns to February. Hopefully, you are on target and feeling success in maintaining any New Year resolutions you set.
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