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Schools Can Hire Teachers of Color, but Will They Stay?

The number of teachers of color in California isn’t keeping pace with the number of black and brown students in our classrooms. One problem is that too many of these teachers leave the profession. As part of our California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño takes us to meet a group of men trying to find a solution. [Photo: Fabian Flores, 28, said he was only able to stay on track toward becoming a teacher because of a scholarship he received through the Future Minority Male Teachers of…

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Diversifying the Ranks of Teachers. Race and Gender Matter

Fewer than 10% of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem, because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys. As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño reports. [Photo: Darryl McKellar has…

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Changes in Math Education Cause Anxiety Among Parents

It’s August and kids in Sonoma County are back in school. But, as students seek help with their math homework, parents are often stumped. Math in the modern age is taught differently, and that makes it harder for adults to help. NPR “Math Guy” Keith Devlin shares his thoughts on this dilemma with…

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