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April 14, 2020

Still Mostly White and Female: New Federal Data on the Teaching Profession

Here are five takeaways on the teaching profession from the newly released 2017-18 National Teacher and Principal Survey.

February 26, 2020

Want to Draw More Students to Advanced Courses? Staff Them With Black Teachers

A study of North Carolina enrollment data showed that all students, including black students, were more likely to sign up for advanced courses if a black teacher was among the instructors.

July 08, 2019

Abortion and White Fragility: 5 Key Issues at the NEA Convention

About 6,000 delegates met in Houston last week and voted on measures related to abortion, white fragility, teacher diversity, and teacher strikes.

June 04, 2019

Black Students in Charter Schools Are More Likely to Have Black Teachers

A study from the Fordham Institute says while traditional public schools and charter schools serve the same proportion of black students, charters have 35 percent more black teachers.

March 07, 2019

Millennials Are the Most Diverse Generation, But the Teaching Force Hasn't Caught Up, Analysis Finds

While there are more teachers of color than there were a few decades ago, the teacher workforce is growing whiter than the college-educated population as a whole, according to a new analysis from Brookings.

December 20, 2018

5 Teacher Stories You Might Have Missed This Year

From housing perks for teachers to rock & roll professional development, here are some of the Teacher team's favorite stories from 2018.

March 19, 2018

Why People Are Raising Money to Show Students 'A Wrinkle in Time'

A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved classic by Madeleine L'Engle, is now on the big screen. Educators, celebrities, and nonprofits are teaming up to make students don't miss it.

February 14, 2018

Latino Teachers Face Stereotypes, Are Asked to 'Prove Their Worth,' Report Says

Latino teachers say they feel like they serve as role models and act as important resources to their schools, but those responsibilities can come at the detriment of their own professional success.

February 08, 2018

Four Ways to Teach Black History This Month (And the Rest of the Year)

As Black History Month begins, here are some resources to help every teacher celebrate black voices in the classroom.

September 28, 2017

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships With Students of Color, Immigrants

In particular, English teachers reported weaker relationships with Asian American students, and math teachers had worse relationships with Latino students.

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