Friday, February 05, 2010

EKU Launches Program To Attract Black Teachers

This from EKU:

Eastern Kentucky University has become the first college in the state to join an initiative aimed at attracting more black males to the teaching profession.

The program that was launched at Clemson University is known as Call Me MISTER, which stands for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Modeling.

Five EKU freshman are enrolled in the program for the fall. In order to qualify, students must maintain at least a B average, complete two essays and participate in an interview.

Organizers are hoping to eventually launch a similar program targeting Latino males.

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