Degrees of Diversity
By Evan Dawson
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More than 80 percent of public school teachers in the U.S. are white, and a WXXI News investigation has found that the disparity is much more severe in the Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes regions. Degrees of Diversity takes an in-depth look at diversity among local teaching staffs, and the steps, if any, the districts are taking to making their staffs better reflect their student population.
||CleanConnections Live at The Little: Degrees of Diversity||At the Little Theatre in Rochester, teachers, superintendents, parents and school board members discussed ways to bring more diversity to local teaching staffs. On Friday, WXXI hosted a community discussion to wrap up our week of reporting on teacher||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState Education Commissioner reacts to teacher diversity needs||New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia sat down with WXXI Albany Correspondent Karen DeWitt to talk about WXXI's week-long series, Degrees of Diversity . Find out how diverse your district is on our interactive map Click here to see all the||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections Live At The Little: Degrees of Diversity, Part 2||It's a special broadcast live from the Little Theatre. We're capping our week-long series exploring the lack of diversity on local teaching staffs. Our guests are a combination of teachers, administrators, parents, and school board members. Our live||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections Live At The Little: Degrees of Diversity, Part 1||It's a special broadcast live from the Little Theatre. We're capping our week-long series exploring the lack of diversity on local teaching staffs. Our guests are a combination of teachers, administrators, parents, and school board members. Our live||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Teaching Pipeline: Where Diversity is Lost||When local teaching jobs open up, superintendents say they rarely see candidates of color. New research indicates the pipeline has leaks at almost every stage -- from high school, through college graduation and job retention. Karen DeAngelis, an associate||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporter Talks About 'Degrees of Diversity' Series||The WXXI News series, Degrees of Diversity , is the result of a year-long investigative reporting project that explores the wide gap between white teachers and teachers of color in the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions and beyond. It was reported by||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Rochester Schools Grapple With Their Teacher Diversity Gap||Christopher Fields is rare in the teaching profession. He’s an African-American man, and he teaches sixth-grade English at East Lower School. According to the U.S. Department of Education, you'd have to stop by more than 50 classrooms in this country||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLack of Teacher Diversity Impacts the Rochester Suburbs||On a recent afternoon, Musette Castle was sifting through a stack of books on her dining room table: The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway; Dubliners by Joyce; Catch 22 by Heller. The books come from her grandson Louis’ high school English class reading||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA District’s Only Teacher of Color Shares Perspective||A WXXI News investigation finds that local districts have a severe lack of diversity on teaching staffs. Five public school districts have zero African-American teachers on staff; four districts have just one, according to the numbers from the 2015-16||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeacher Diversity: 'We All, Collectively, Have Failed'||In Monroe County and the Finger Lakes, thousands of students could graduate high school without ever seeing a black teacher in their school hallways. A year-long WXXI News investigation found that five districts in Monroe County don’t employ a single||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|