White House educational social media campaign spotlights #LatinosTeach

White House educational social media campaign spotlights #LatinosTeach

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in General

White House educational social media campaign spotlights #LatinosTeach

GritoBlast! This Hispanic Heritage Month, during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics is launching a Latinos Teach digital campaign, highlighting Hispanic educators and encouraging more Latinos to consider careers in teaching.

Today, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public elementary and secondary schools is Hispanic. Yet, less than one in 10 teachers—or roughly just 8 percent of America’s teaching force—is Hispanic. As the Hispanic population grows, it’s critically important that our teacher workforce reflects our increasingly diverse nation.

Hispanic children can benefit by being taught by educators who share their experiences and culture. But it’s also important for all students to learn from teachers who are diverse, dedicated, and passionate.

The Latinos Teach digital campaign — #LatinosTeach — recognizes Latino teachers from around the country not only shining a spotlight on accomplished Latino teachers but encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.