The Bethune schools superintendent says she used to get U.S. applications. "Now we just don't get applicants, period," she said.
So far this year, enrollments in Colorado teacher prep schools are down 23 percent from five years ago.
- A similar deadlock was reached last year. Mediation was unsuccessful and the district board ultimately imposed contract terms.Read more
Hundreds of teachers rallied outside of Jefferson County School district offices Monday evening, declaring an impasse on contract negotiations with the district.
Experts say it’s important for students of all races to have teachers of color throughout their school years, but that’s getting harder and harder.
The method is called culturally-responsive teaching and is comprised of four elements: Building relationships, promoting resilience and making lessons rigorous and relevant.
While no one thinks teachers are knowingly treating minority students differently, researchers are finding more and more evidence that subtle differences add up.
This series is another installment in our ongoing exploration of the achievement gap between students of color and their peers.