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bias in the classroom
March 16, 2018
‘Disciplinarians first and teachers second’: Black male teachers say they face an extra burden
A number of black male teachers described a similar experience: colleagues assuming that they were better able to deal with behavioral issues among black boys.
teachers of color
January 8, 2018
How diverse is the teaching force in your district? A new analysis highlights the gap between students and teachers of color
In New York City, as in districts across the country, there is a glaring disconnect between many students’ race or ethnicity and their teachers.
September 22, 2017
Aurora Public Schools’ principals more racially diverse this year, but district still lagging behind
Educator diversity hasn't increased much in Aurora, but small increases have been made in the number of principals of color leading Aurora schools.
September 21, 2017
Most Denver students are kids of color. Most teachers are white. That hasn’t changed, despite recent efforts.
“We’re fighting against the perception that Denver is a white ski town."
September 13, 2017
This top-rated black teacher may lose her job over one test. Are ‘high standards’ working?
A Baltimore teacher may lose the job she loves because of a single test — an example of how efforts to "raise the bar" can play out on the ground.
September 12, 2017
Certification rules and tests are keeping would-be teachers of color out of America’s classrooms. Here’s how.
Virtually every step in the common teacher certification process risks disproportionately excluding prospective teachers of color.
April 6, 2017
Expecting to lose half of its teachers in the next decade, Tennessee seeks to strengthen its pipeline
The state doesn't have a statewide teacher shortage, but it does lack teachers with specific licensure and in certain regions.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Teaching in Colorado in 2016: Debate intensifies over how to find, keep and pay good teachers
The discussions about teaching that made headlines in 2016 were around recruitment, diversity and improving teacher quality.
July 26, 2016
First Person: Why recruiting more men of color isn’t enough to solve our teacher diversity problem
"Working in these spaces, you can feel rarer than a unicorn." A black male teacher explains why districts must support, not just recruit, more diverse teachers.
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