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Harford school board members call lack of minority teachers 'disheartening'
Harford school board members call lack of minority teachers 'disheartening'

Several Harford County school board members are concerned about the lack of diversity among teachers in Harford County Public Schools, they said at a recent school board meeting. The school system has been struggling to attract teachers who are men and who are non-white, Jean Mantegna, assistant superintendent of human resources, told the school board Dec. 15. Her report showed 94.79 percent of this year's 2,976 teachers are white and 3 percent are black, with the rest identifying as Hispanic, Asian, Native American/Alaskan or more than one race. About 80 percent of teachers are also female, with just 19.8 percent male. About 10 percent of new staff members have identified...

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