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Afternoon Announcements: Many Schools Lack Teacher Diversity

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January 15, 2014 04:11 pm

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“I’ve worked with a lot of African-American teachers. But as far as the Hispanic community, the Latinas and Latinos, they’re not out – I don’t see them. I taught at a school that was 80 percent Hispanic and I was the only Hispanic teacher on staff,” says Victoria Kunzmann on the lack of teacher diversity in schools. NPR

Education consultants in Missouri outlined a plan to the State Department of Education earlier this week that would disband entire school districts. St. Louis-Dispatch

Districts across the nation are getting creative to connect their schools to high-speed internet. One Montana district engaged in a public-private partnership to build a new fiber network, for example. Education Week

Alliance president Bob Wise pens an editorial looking at the lessons that the United States can learn from the most recent PISA results. Equipping students with deeper learning skills will be essential for success in an increasingly educated workforce, he says. The Hechinger Report

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