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Rocky River High School investigation leads five teachers to resign, one to retire: What the district found

Emily Bamforth, |

Rocky River schools Superintendent Michael Shoaf released results from an investigation into high school staff members accused of inappropriately discussing a student, which led to five teachers resigning and one retiring.

The investigation found photographs of a student, taken in a classroom, on the phone of one of the teachers, according to a statement from Shoaf sent out on Wednesday.

As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue It

Emma Goldberg, The New York Times via Yahoo News |

Few professions have been more upended by the pandemic than teaching, as school districts have vacillated between in-person, remote and hybrid models of learning, leaving teachers concerned for their health and scrambling to do their jobs effectively.

For students considering a profession in turmoil, the disruptions have seeded doubts, which can be seen in declining enrollment numbers.

Rocky River superintendent expresses ‘disgust’ at video of teachers discussing student

Cliff Pinckard, |

The superintendent of Rocky River Schools says he is “disgusted” and “shocked,” citing a video that shows two male high school teachers discussing a female student.

“Regarding the video of our staff members’ discussion that is circulating in the community, I’m disgusted, I’m shocked, and as the father of a teenage daughter in this district, I’m angry,” Superintendent Michael Shoaf said in a statement released Thursday night.

With Students Back In School, Ohio’s Substitute Teachers Are In Short Supply

Debbie Holmes, WOSU |

Whitehall City Schools deputy superintendent Mark Trace says that getting enough substitute teachers has been especially difficult lately. “We have some very loyal substitutes who come here every year,” Trace says. “Some of them are kind of taking the year off, basically. And I’ve contacted them to see if they would be willing to come back, and some of them, as I said, were taking the year off.”

How do you recruit more Black male teachers? Cleveland principal wins $5,000 for her idea, ‘Read Like Me’

Emily Bamforth, |

Only 2 percent of U.S. teachers are Black men. In the Cleveland school system, that percentage is about 3% at the elementary level and 4% at the high school level, though the student population is about 66% Black.

That’s why Kidner came up with the program “Read Like Me,” which will pay Black male students to lead reading groups and programs for younger children in the district, after training them over the summer.

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