Teacher Diversity

Middletown City School District Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. speaks at the 2022 ISTE Leadership Exchange in New Orleans on June 26, 2022.
Marlon Styles Jr., the superintendent of the Middletown City School District in Ohio, speaks at the 2022 ISTE Leadership Exchange in New Orleans on June 26. The session was part of the International Society for Technology in Education's national conference.
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Classroom Technology Q&A Superintendent: Recruit More Black Male Educators, Get Tech in the Hands of All Students
Middletown, Ohio, school district chief Marlon Styles Jr. is the first Black superintendent of that school system.
Lauraine Langreo, August 3, 2022
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Montgomery County teacher and Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Willie Carver, in downtown Mt. Sterling, Ky., on May 11, 2022.
Montgomery County teacher and Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Willie Carver, in downtown Mt. Sterling, Ky., on May 11, 2022.
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Equity & Diversity Citing Anti-Gay Discrimination, a Teacher of the Year Leaves the Classroom
Kentucky's 2022 Teacher of the Year Willie Carver Jr. said he had been unable to find support from his school administration.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader, June 28, 2022
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Recruitment & Retention Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline
Latinos for Education has created a new advisory council to better inform federal policies on hiring and retaining more Latino educators.
Ileana Najarro, June 24, 2022
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As her pupils bend themselves to their books, teacher Marie Donnelly guides them along in their studies at P.S. 77 in the Glendale section of Queens, New York, Sept. 28, 1959. In her 40 years of teaching, never has Donnelly had so many African-American students in a class. The youngsters were bused to the school from Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, a predominantly black neighborhood where schools are overcrowded. P.S. 77, which had an enrollment of 368 all-white students, can handle 1000 children comfortably. Parents in the Queens neighborhoods objected to influx, but the children themselves adjusted to one another without incident.
A white teacher teaches a newly integrated class at P.S. 77 in the Glendale section of Queens, N.Y., in September 1959.
Teaching Profession Q&A 'Brown v. Board' Decimated the Black Educator Pipeline. A Scholar Explains How
A new book digs into a lesser-known and negative consequence of one of the nation's most significant civil rights milestones.
Madeline Will, May 16, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Spotlight Spotlight on Education Equity
This Spotlight will help you learn about leaders who champion equity, the meaning of culturally responsive teaching, and more.
May 4, 2022
Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
Megan Bowen walks through the lesson plan for the day during class at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, Mass., on April 25, 2022.
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Science These 3 Latina Teachers Are Pushing the Boundaries of Computer Science Class
From California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, Latina educators are helping expand notions of what counts as "real" computer science.
Benjamin Herold, May 3, 2022
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Image of a teacher in front of a classroom.
Equity & Diversity Want to Reduce Suspensions for Students of Color? Look to Teachers of Color
Black and Hispanic students are less likely to be suspended when they have a teacher of the same race, new research confirms.
Madeline Will, March 2, 2022
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TV still image of Quinta Brunson in a school library.
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Teaching Profession Opinion What ‘Abbott Elementary’ Gets Right About Black Teachers
The popular sitcom demonstrates the significant impact Black teachers have on all students.
Phelton Moss, February 22, 2022
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Woman of color exiting out of a door.
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Teaching Profession Exits by Black and Hispanic Teachers Pose a Threat to Learning Recovery
Amid the pandemic's toxic brew of death, illness, and classroom disruption, these departures have created another strain for students.
Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News, February 15, 2022
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A Black teacher helps a student with her work.
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Teaching Teachers of Color Are Linked to Social-Emotional, Academic Gains for All Students
These effects are driven, at least in part, by the use of culturally responsive teaching, a new study suggests.
Madeline Will, February 8, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Reshaping the Educator Experience?
Answer 7 questions to gain perspective on the educator's experience. See where your district could help.
January 31, 2022
ABBOTT ELEMENTARY - "Student Transfer" - After a negative teacher review, Janine gets a confidence boost when a student gets transferred from Melissa's class into hers, but it turns out the student proves to be too much to handle. While trying to forge a friendship with an uninterested Gregory, it is revealed that Jacob is constantly getting roasted by his students. The two bond after Gregory unintentionally gives Jacob the idea to incorporate the roasts in an educational way on an all-new episode of "Abbott Elementary," TUESDAY, JAN. 25 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Quinta Brunson plays a 2nd grade teacher in a Philadelphia public school on the ABC comedy hit "Abbott Elementary." Brunson, who created the show, is the daughter of a teacher and has writers on her team who've been teachers.
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Teaching Profession Q&A A Q&A With 'Abbott Elementary' Star Quinta Brunson: 'Who Are We Without Teachers?'
The creator and star of the comedy set in a Philadelphia school talks about the show's inspiration and her hope that it helps teachers.
Ileana Najarro, January 26, 2022
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African American teacher and her student using touchpad and wearing protective face masks due to coronavirus pandemic.
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Teaching Profession 'Bold, Audacious Goal': Coalition Pushes to Add More Than 1 Million Educators of Color
A coalition of education groups sees the goal as crucial in keeping pace with the growth in the enrollment of students of color.
Denisa R. Superville, December 21, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Video An Educator Asks, ‘How Do We Define Diversity?’
An administrator at a Seattle independent school discusses the importance of considering the many elements that make a school diverse.
Jaclyn Borowski , December 17, 2021