Apple profiles African American Male Teacher Initiative with Huston-Tillotson University

Apple has profiled the inaugural class of Huston-Tillotson University’s African American Male Teacher Initiative, a program created in partnership with the iPhone maker to get more Black male educators in classrooms.

The program has Apple providing scholarships to students, as well as hardware, software, and professional development courses for students and faculty. It was established via Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, as part of a multi-year partnership with Huston-Tillotson.The program was developed to change the statistic that only 2% of all US teachers are Black men. According to Apple’s profile, Black students are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college when they are taught by a black teacher.

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