USD 501 Partners with Historically Black Colleges ; District Wants to Connect Students; Recruit More Minority Teachers

By Llopis-Jepsen, Celia | The Topeka Capital-Journal, January 23, 2015 | Go to article overview

USD 501 Partners with Historically Black Colleges ; District Wants to Connect Students; Recruit More Minority Teachers


Llopis-Jepsen, Celia, The Topeka Capital-Journal


Topeka Unified School District 501 is building relationships with historically black colleges and universities in an effort to boost the diversity of its teaching staff.

Marie Carter, of the district's human resources department, traveled to Wiley College in Texas this fall to meet representatives of institutions in that state.

USD 501 hopes soon to seal a formal affiliation with the schools - - Wiley, Jarvis Christian College, Texas College, Huston-Tillotson University and Texas Southern University -- that could offer a mutual benefit, Carter told the school board Thursday.

For years, USD 501 has been trying to attract and retain more minority teachers. These colleges, meanwhile, have a shortage of students studying education, Carter said.

Carter said the goal of the relationship would be mutual recruiting. USD 501 plans to hold a minority college fair in Topeka next fall, with representatives from the colleges, to connect students with more post-secondary options and potentially scholarships.

Meanwhile, many college students return to their hometowns to teach once they have completed their studies, Carter said. USD 501 administrators are hoping the collaboration could lead to more minority candidates for teaching jobs in Topeka.

Four years ago, USD 501 also created a minority leadership academy meant to give teachers and other staff and administrators a chance to enhance their leadership skills. …

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