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Life as the lone male teacher at Rail Ranch Elementary in Murrieta

by Carl Love - The Press Enterprise
I walked with my class across campus recently when some passing kid I’ve never met said, “Hi Mr. Love.”

One of my own students asked, “Why does everybody know you?”

My theory: I am the only male teacher left at my school.

Japan: Three times as many male teachers

by Aki Shibuya and Sho Beppu - NHK World
The shortage of childcare workers is a pressing social problem in big cities in Japan. There are about two and half million children who go to daycare centers, but at least 23,000 children across the nation cannot go. Because of the hard working conditions and low wages, there aren't enough people who are willing to work as caregivers.

Now, local governments are counting on more men to come on board. The number of men who are choosing to become childcare providers is increasing.

Editorial: School's Out for Summer

by Dr. Jill Klefstad - UW Stout
So, it appears that the end of a year is just about as hectic as the beginning with loose ends to tie up before vacation officially begins. As I go through the ritual of preparing for the end of another school year, I continually think about the past year. I assure myself that this reflection is the obligation of a reflective practitioner, however, I question whether dwelling on the things that could have been done better is productive. And certainly, I recognize that the saying "we are our toughest critic" is true!   

Oregon growing its own teachers

by Sheila Hagar - Union- Bulletin
The class, in its third year, is part of Eastern Oregon University’s OTP curriculum. The program is intended to entice high school and college students into considering a career in education.

The goal is two-pronged: add ethnic and linguistic diversity to the teacher workforce, and restock rural district staff rosters with homegrown teachers.  

Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut's Achievement Gap?

By Lea Trusty - wshu.org - public radio
According to a study from the Institute of Labor Economics, students of color are less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to pursue college if they have at least one minority teacher.

The problem is, there’s a severe shortage of teachers of color in this country. And that gap between minority students and teachers is especially wide in Connecticut.

Some new programs in the state have been designed to close that gap.

Tai Olasanoye interned at an elementary school when he was in college. Before that, he never imagined being a teacher.
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