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Review of Teaching While Black: A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City by Pamela Lewis

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 03.17.2016 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

When Ms. Lewis describes her first time entering her own school classroom and meeting her students, you can see how this is a love story. Many fear urban classrooms full of Black and Brown students, and in her case Special Education students, but she ran towards them.

Every Kid Needs a Champion, and Mrs. Saxon Was Mine

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 02.25.2016 | Black Voices
Marilyn Rhames

If you haven't seen this video demonstrating the power of a good teacher, stop reading this blog now and watch it. You'll see the tearful surprise th...

Lydia O'Connor

School District Wants To Help Close Achievement Gap By Recruiting More Black Teachers | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

The achievement gap between students of different races has been well-documented, and the San Francisco Unified School District is trying something it...

Two Percent Is Not Enough

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Two percent. That is the number of teachers in this country who are African-American men. This would be shocking as a stand-alone statistic, but in the context of our nation's student population, it is appalling.

Officials in Boston seeking black teachers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

A decline in the number of black teachers in Boston public schools has put the city in violation of a federal court order, prompting officials to step...

How The Presence Of Black Teachers Affects Teen Pregnancy

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

Despite a steady decline, the U.S. still leads with the highest teen birth rate of any developed country. Among those reports, rates among black and L...

Race Indeed Does Matter in the Classroom

Randy Miller | Posted 05.10.2013 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

There needs to be more of a balance with respect to the racial composition of teachers in urban schools -- we cannot just hire black teachers for history and Latino teachers to teach Spanish. We need teachers of color in the mathematics, science and English content areas as well.

Study Finds Black Teachers Aren't Best Choice For Black Students

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

It's been the subject of much debate on how best to close the achievement gap between black youths and their peers, and a new study offers a fresh tak...

Lack of Minority Teachers Attributed To Bias And Low Graduation Rates

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with ...

WATCH: Arne Duncan Discusses The Need For More Minority Teachers

Posted 07.19.2011 | Education

America needs a more diverse teaching force, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says. In an interview with CNN's Steve Perry, Duncan addressed the la...