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Joining forces to recruit more teachers of color



The American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce don't much like that just 16 percent of the nation's teachers are people of color, compared to 41 percent of the students they teach.

So they've set a goal of recruiting 300 more teachers of color to Florida schools within the next year.

Starting in October (that's tomorrow), the groups will have public information sessions about how to get involved with the Teach and Inspire scholarship program. Already operating in nine Florida counties including Hillsborough and Polk, the effort has drawn more than 150 career changers and recent college graduates into the classroom.

"We look forward to working with the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to find new ways to reach potential teachers in the Hispanic community," ABCTE president David W. Saba said in a news release.

For more details on the events, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:58am]


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