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The racial diversity of teachers in six school districts in south King County is low relative to the racial makeup of the districts’ students, according to data from Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

October 2015 figures from the Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton and Tukwila districts reveal that students of color make up 69 percent of the total population of nearly 105,000 students — while classroom teachers of color account for only 15 percent of the nearly 6,000 classroom teachers in these six districts.

“Our school districts have valiantly attempted to change this. Some of them are making significant progress. However, there is still a big gap between the diversity of students and the diversity of the teachers, and much work to close it,” said Dr. Frank Kline, who is a program manager at Highline College, which serves south King County.

A new teacher training program beginning fall 2017 at Highline seeks to change the disparity. It gives those who hold an applied associate degree in Early Childhood Education or Paraeducation a path to an applied bachelor’s degree with the opportunity to earn teacher certification...

Read the rest of the article here: https://www.highline.edu/teaching-bas/

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Highline College BAS Program Manager Frank Klein wrote in the FW Mirror advocating for more diversity in the classroom!

https://www.federalwaymirror.com/opinion/diversity-in-education-diversity/

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Happy Fourth of July, Thunderbirds! #HighlineCollege
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So many great caps at commencement this year!
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6/27/17
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Congratulations to the Highline College class of 2017!

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We'll be streaming commencement live on Facebook and our website tonight! https://www.facebook.com/highlinecollege/ #HighlineCollege #Highline17
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That feeling when you wake up knowing today is commencement! #Highline17
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ONE MORE DAY UNTIL COMMENCEMENT, THUNDERBIRDS! Make sure you use the hashtag #Highline17 or #HighlineCollege when sharing photos/videos!
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Only two days remain before Thunderbirds walk across the stage at ShoWare to graduate! Share your photos w/#Highline17 or #HighlineCollege
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We're excited to host students from around the globe for the first International Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational (ICCDI) June 20-22! Hackers beware!

https://www.highline.edu/iccdi-2017/
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