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White House Expands TechHire STEM Education Initiative; Is It Coming to Your Area?

Ahead of South by Southwest, President Obama has announced the expansion of the federal initiative to boost high-tech education in America called TechHire.

Diversity in Tech: Why Haven't Amazon & Dropbox Released 2015 Transparency Reports Yet?

It's not everyday that you see news about something that hasn't happened, but in the case of diversity in Silicon Valley, the fact that Amazon and Dropbox have not issued diversity reports for 2015 is beginning to garner attention.
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Educational Choices Among Students of Different Races Contributes to Lack of Diversity in STEM Workforce

The National Center for Education Statistics published the latest update for their 2009 High School Transcript Study, which revealed blatant differences in how students of different genders and races earn STEM credits during high school.
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CODE2040 Announces First Three Entrepreneurs in Residence to Boost Diversity in Tech from Ground Up

A new program is looking to boost diversity in Silicon Valley from the ground up, by giving a select few minority entrepreneurs a whole year of resources to take their startups to the next level. Now backed by Google, CODE2040 has announced the first three winners of their pilot Entrepreneur in Residence program.

Diversity in Tech: How to Attract More Minority Students into Tech Careers? Start By Asking Them!

If you've been hiding under a rock for the past year, when a cavalcade of Silicon Valley workplace transparency reports were released, here's the news: Most high tech jobs and leadership positions tend to be held by white men.

LEAP To Discuss the Problem of Too Few Latinos in High-Tech Fields, Education Thursday

As we've previously reported, Latinos are one of the fastest growing demographics in the U.S. and, as consumers, have widely been considered "ahead of the digital curve." But Latinos are still vastly underrepresented in future-forward careers and educational fields associated with high-tech, which will be the focus of a panel discussion at the Latino Education and Advocacy Days summit at Cal State this year.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls Silicon Valley Out for Lack of Diversity

On Wednesday, Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to call attention to the tech industry's diversity problem by writing an open letter to Silicon Valley giants and leading a delegation to Hewlett-Packard's shareholders meeting.
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Young Latinos Take a Look at High Tech Futures in STEM With AT&T's HACEMOS and National High Technology Day

AT&T's HACEMOS, a Hispanic/Latino Association hosted its annual National High Technology Day across the U.S. on Thursday to help get Latino and other minority high school students excited about careers in high-tech fields.
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