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Only 2 Percent Of Teachers Are Black Men. Research Confirms They Matter

“Kids do better when they’re taught by teachers who look like them. That’s just the way it is,” said California State University Northridge (CSUN) education professor David Kretschmer in the Philadelphia Tribune. Kretschmer is one of two directors heading up the Future Minority Male Teachers Across California Project, whose goal is to recruit, prepare and retain male teachers of color at the elementary level throughout California’s university system. -- Moguldom

Community Leaders Drs. Jacqueline and David Jacobs Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Jacqueline is the former Dean of Life Sciences at Pasadena City College (PCC), after which she was promoted to Vice President. She has also served as Associate Vice President of Academic Services at the California State University of Northridge, and a Bio Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of NASA. In addition to her professional academic and scientific work, she has worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the NAACP, and the Pasadena Unified School district for two board terms, including two years as President. -- Los Angeles Sentinel

UH Joins National Effort to Create More Diverse STEM Faculty

Other universities involved in the alliance include California State University, Northridge; Cleveland State University; Florida State University; Georgia State University; Montana State University; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; University of California, Irvine; University of Central Florida; University of Illinois; University of Oregon; University of South Carolina; The University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Vermont; and University of Wisconsin-Madison. -- Guidry News

CSUN's ROBERT KROL: Infrastructure returns as a bipartisan issue in Washington

President Donald Trump called for a bipartisan effort to pass an infrastructure bill in his recent State of the Union speech. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao echoed the same sentiment shortly after the speech. Yet both failed to provide a few details as to what ought to be included in such a bill, and leaving the details to Congress is problematic. -- Press of Atlantic City