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 …

New Report Shows Slow Progress for Diversity in California’s Computer Science Programs

Alicia Nunez

The 2021 California Computer Science Access report finds girls and students of color continue to be underrepresented in computer science programs, among other findings   OAKLAND, Calif. September 28, 2021 — Today the Kapor Center, the non-profit focused on expanding access to STEM education and building diversity in the tech industry, and the Computer Science for California (CSforCA) coalition released …

The California Computer Science Access Report

Because technology fuels California’s economy, computer science (CS) education has become foundational to the success of its future workforce. With California’s leading role in the tech sector, it must also lead the way in preparing the next generation of students to succeed in this future state of the world. Yet, this report indicates that while some progress has been made …

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About the Equitable CS Curriculum Initiative As part of our mission to ensure Black, Latinx, and Native American students have access to rigorous and culturally relevant CS education, we highlight racial inequality through research, build the capacity of educators and administrators, and advocate for education policy change. HOME WORK ABOUT Kapor Center Equitable CS Project Team The Kapor Center Equitable …

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our Work The Equitable Computer Science Curriculum Initiative is dedicated to eliminating barriers that exist in K-12 computer science education and pathways for marginalized students to STEM-related fields and tech careers. Our research, policy advocacy, and partnerships engage leaders on all levels to help ensure equitable access and meaningful opportunities for all students. HOME WORK ABOUT The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Computer …

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Reimagining Equitable Computer Science Education HOME WORK ABOUT Establishing a more just, accessible, & equitable computer science education for all students The Equitable CS Curriculum Initiative is a multi-year endeavor designed to create engaging computer science education experiences for children and youth in grades K-12. We will achieve this through intentional and collaborative efforts that dismantle racism and bias (individual …

AISES and the Kapor Center Awarded $1.4m Grant from National Science Foundation

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The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Kapor Center have been awarded a 4 year, $1.4m grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in order to provide a sequence of 3 tribe-specific and gender responsive culturally relevant Computer Science courses to Native-serving high schools. Despite the ubiquity of the …

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The Equitable Computer Science Curriculum Initiative The Kapor Center’s initiative focuses on improving equity in CS education through culturally relevant and responsive K-12 CS curriculum. Click here to learn about our ongoing webinar series. The Problem Computing jobs are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying occupations….yet Black, Latinx, Native American students and girls often lack access to the computer science courses …

AISES and the Kapor Center Awarded $1.4m Grant from National Science Foundation

Alicia Nunez

Funding to Support Native American Girls in Computer Science Education Albuquerque, NM, June 21, 2021 – The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Kapor Center have been awarded a 4 year, $1.4m grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in order to provide a sequence of 3 tribe-specific …

Mobilizing for Racial Justice

Today, on the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, we take a moment to reflect on a precious life brutally stolen, dreams unfulfilled, and a family coping without their beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and father.  While the ripple effects of devastation, grief, anger, helplessness, and fear emanating from Minneapolis spread across the country and the globe, …

THE COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER LANDSCAPE: RESULTS OF A NATIONWIDE TEACHER SURVEY

While the technology sector remains one of the fastest growing industries across the nation and continues to rapidly permeate all facets of society, the next generation of the computing workforce must be equipped with the skills to examine how current systems exacerbate inequities and to develop new, more equitable innovations. To enable this shift, current computer science (CS) instruction will …