Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

For the first time in years, school officials are launching an aggressive marketing campaign that includes posting advertisements on the T, in national education publications, and on a new website that will go online soon. They plan to tap alumni networks of current employees who graduated from historically black colleges or other campuses with diverse student populations.

The goal, school officials say, is to establish a teaching force whose demographics reflect the student population.

“It’s simply the right thing to do,” said interim Superintendent John McDonough.

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