February, 2019

Only two percent of teachers are black men, yet research confirms they matter

By Chandra Thomas Whitfield - The Undefeated
Cedric Jackson knows firsthand the impact that regular exposure to a positive black man can have on impressionable students — especially young black boys.

The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

by Alia Won - The Atlantic
Teaching in the United States was once considered a career for men. Then the profession’s gender composition shifted dramatically around the mid-19th century, when the country’s public-school system was born. As schoolhouse doors opened to children of all social classes and genders, so too did the education profession.

Superintendent William Hite: Philly schools need diverse curriculum and diverse teachers

by William Hite - For the Inquirer
Earlier this month, in these pages, Philadelphia writer Ernest Owens argued that we should cancel Black History Month and instead "recognize black history - and its people - all year round." I take Mr.

A Winner's Story: Leader of Men and Children Award

by Dylan Lubs - Student
During the past fall, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) annual conference in Washington D.C. Reflecting on this, I learned a lot about myself. I was reassured that my unique personality and view from a male perspective is welcomed in the field.