Title

"Cover Story" piece on the University of Southern Maine's new graduate-level tea

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

12-7-2000

Pages

10-11, 13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on the University of Southern Maine's new graduate-level teaching program, Newcomers Entering Teaching (NET), a joint effort of the Portland school system and the university's College of Education and Human Development. NET's purpose is to help students overcome the barriers that have prevented many educated immigrants and refugees from finding jobs teaching in Portland schools, and to help Portland school administrators hire more minority teachers. Currently, there are more than 1,000 students from foreign countries in the school system, yet the administration estimates that of 700 teachers, 698 are white. With special focus on NET students Ina Demers, 51, a native of Middle Java, Indonesia, and Ahmed Hassan, 50, a native of Somalia.

Subjects

Newcomers Entering Teachng program, Teacher -- Education, Teachers

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