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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.

Japan: Should male nursery teachers change girls' clothes, diapers?

The Yomiuri Shimbun - The Japan News
A plan by the Chiba municipal government to promote the utilization of male nursery teachers has sparked intense debate on the internet about the involvement of male childcare workers in changing the clothes and diapers of infant girls.

A-plus for effort! This cool teacher has an energetic personalized handshake for every pupil

By Rod Ardehali For Mailonline
A US primary school teacher has staked a claim at being the coolest in the world after memorising elaborate hi-five routines with each of his pupils.

Barry White Jr, an English teacher at Ashley Park Elementary School in North Carolina, has created unique handshake routines for his student and performs them every morning as they enter class.

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.
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