Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Computer Science Education: A Framework

Recognizing the need for a research-driven framework to design and implement equitable and culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogy within computer science classrooms, we have developed The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining CS Framework for K-12 computer science education. The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining CS Framework builds upon decades of theory and research on culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy across disciplines and was developed in partnership with researchers, …

The Leaky Tech Pipeline

The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework and website are meant to increase understanding of the causes of disparities in the technology ecosystem, raise awareness about effective strategies and stages for intervention, and drive the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions. Key findings include: Low-income students and students of color are 12x less likely to have access to CS courses in their …

Expanding the Latinx Tech Pipeline – The Time For Action Is Now

As the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted America’s economic and social life, it also exposed long-lived inequities across racial and ethnic groups. Latinx, together with Black Americans, disproportionately shouldered the burden of this far-reaching crisis. Overrepresented in frontline positions, both groups were among the most severely affected in terms of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The pandemic also took its toll …

The Black Technology Workforce: Designing a More Inclusive Future

Why aren’t there more Black workers in tech, and why is progress so slow? Download infographic here. Overall data trends across the tech industry show a disparity in Black representation across the ecosystem. Since 2014, advocacy groups (including the Congressional Black Caucus and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition), journalists, researchers, tech employees, and numerous other stakeholders have played a significant role …

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Teacher Perspectives on COVID-19’s Impact on K-12 Computer Science Instruction

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced teachers nationwide to transition hastily to emergency distance learning environments, concerns about educational equity and access emerged. The Kapor Center and the Computer Science Teachers Association surveyed nearly 3,700 K-12 computer science teachers, to understand how the transition to virtual learning has impacted K-12 computing education. Key findings include: While only 18% of all teachers …

Computer Science in California Schools: An Analysis of Access, Enrollment and Equity

This report examines current and trend data on course access, enrollment, and equity in computer science education across California. Key findings from this report include: *Just 39% of high schools in California offer computer science courses, and only 14% offer Advanced Placement Computer Science A. *Low-income schools are 4x less likely to offer AP CS A than high-income schools and …

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The Kapor Center has partnered with the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State University to launch the Women of Color in Computing Researcher/Practitioner Collaborative (https://www.wocincomputing.org). This data brief outlines the participation of women of color across the computing pipeline. View Report

What’s it like to be a female tech entrepreneur?

It’s been roughly one year since the summer of Silicon Valley’s discontent. Women’s stories of their encounters with creepy VCs may not have surprised us, but they did usher in a series of expulsions, hand-wringing and — because this is Silicon Valley — opportunities to cash in on the movement. View Article

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5 Steps to Raising Your First Million

Only 8% of venture capital (VC) funding is received by female entrepreneurs. Only 1% of VC funding is received by African-Americans. The reasons for this grave disparity in funding opportunities between White and Asian male founders and women and underrepresented people of color have been well documented. Recognizing this is a problem worth solving, increasingly more programs and initiatives are …