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File #: 200510    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/24/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/1/2020
Title: Recognizing and honoring Boys' Latin of Philadelphia charter school, Drexel University, and The Center for Black Educator Development for the launch of the Boys' Latin Teaching Fellowship, a partnership that seeks to create a pipeline of male teachers of color in Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20051000, 2. Signature20051000
Title
Recognizing and honoring Boys' Latin of Philadelphia charter school, Drexel University, and The Center for Black Educator Development for the launch of the Boys' Latin Teaching Fellowship, a partnership that seeks to create a pipeline of male teachers of color in Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, Only 2% of educators in American public schools are Black men. In Philadelphia, 54% of students are Black, 23% of teachers are Black, and only 4% of educators are Black men. Boys' Latin of Philadelphia charter school serves 100% male students and 99% students. At Boys' Latin, only 3 out of 63 (4.8%) faculty members are Black men; and

WHEREAS, As a school founded to prepare Black boys for success in college and beyond, the Boys' Latin Teaching Fellowship is designed to address the lack of Black male teachers in Philadelphia, and to ensure students at Boys' Latin have access to high-quality teachers who look like them and share their lived experiences; and

WHEREAS, The Boys' Latin Teaching Fellowship launched in September 2020 consists of two programs that establish teaching positions for Black men interested in careers in education. The Teaching Apprenticeship seeks qualified candidates to consider a career in teaching by participating in a program that exposes them to the instructional and student engagement duties of a teacher. Apprentices support middle and high school classrooms across all subject areas, along with providing additional support to students as they adjust to an online learning environment. The Teaching Residency begins the formal education and practice that will result in teacher certification from Drexel University. Unlike traditional public schools in Pennsylvania, up to 25% of teachers in a charter school do not need to be certified; and

WHEREAS, The inaugural class includes three teaching residents and seven teaching apprentices. Eight residents of the program are Boys' Latin alumni; and

WHEREAS, The cost of the program for salaries, benefits,...

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