Middletown schools look to recruit more African-American teachers

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — According to the Hartford Courant, schools in Middletown are looking to recruit more African-American teachers.

The Board of Education in Middletown is sending administrators to historically black colleges in hopes of attracting more minority teachers.

Some of the schools the recruiters are considering are Howard University, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, and Hampton University.

Board member Deborah Cain says the town made a similar effort back in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She says the outcome was successful, and had a positive effect on the school system.

According to the Board, the district is obligated to make sure its staff accurately represents their student body, which grows more diverse each year.