Monday, June 27, 2011

N.C. district recruits more minority teachers

Suzette Murphy, a fifth-grade teacher, listens during a planning session at Walnut Creek Elementary School, which has many minority teachers but needs more.

In Wake County, N.C., recruiters are focused on hiring more male and minority teachers for the district, where half of the students are minorities. While 85% of the district's current teachers are white, officials say they have hired 27 minority teachers over the past two months. The hiring focus, seen nationwide, is based on evidence that minority students perform better when they have a minority teacher. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

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