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In D.C., Bringing Male Teachers Of Color To The Preschool Classroom05:24

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When kids go back to school after the summer break, the chances of them having a male preschool teacher are pretty slim — just 2 percent of early education teachers nationally are male. And the probability of having a male teacher of color is even lower. In Washington, D.C., public schools, they're trying to change that with a new program called the "Leading Men Fellowship."

As Kate McGee (@McGeeReports) of Here & Now contributor WAMU reports, the program doesn’t just try to increase teacher diversity, it tackles another issue: the literacy gap among low-income students.

This segment aired on July 10, 2017.


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