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Encouraging Teachers of Color

May 28, 2011

Lewis & Clark’s Teacher Education Program has been selected as a partner for the Woodrow Wilson–Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color, in recognition of our program’s “bold, innovative approaches that can prepare teachers for a time in which the nation’s K-12 schools are undergoing dramatic changes.” The fellowship seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States.

Aukeem Ballard, a senior majoring in communication, is the first Lewis & Clark student to receive the fellowship.

Fellows from nominating institutions receive a $30,000 stipend that can be applied toward Lewis & Clark’s Teacher Education Program, or teaching programs at 26 other institutions. Nominating institutions include Yale University, Wellesley College, and the University of Chicago, among others.

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