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Diversity in Tech Less of a STEM Education Problem Than Suggested

One of the problems Silicon Valley points to in explaining of the lack of diversity in the tech industry is the so-called "pipeline": There simply aren't enough Latinos, Blacks, or women graduating with relevant degrees to hire. New research shows this convenient excuse doesn't track with reality.
Raul Gutierrez, CEO and Founder of Tinybop

WHAT'S NEXT: Tinybop Founder Raul Gutierrez Navigates Journey Towards Unlocking Kids' Imaginations

If you're a parent interested in providing some of the best educational software for your kids' mobile devices, you've undoubtedly heard of Tinybop. Its founder and CEO, Raul Gutierrez, has always been interested in software and producing things, but his career followed quite a winding road before his recent success in making imaginative, educational apps for children.
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Arne Duncan Talks Revolutionizing Education with Technology, Boosting Latinos in STEM at HESTEC

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about the importance of closing the diversity gap in technology careers by closing the technology gap in South Texas on Tuesday, as part of the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) week for area middle and high school students.
Only 23 Percent of Latino Students Ready for College

Top 25 Colleges Graduating Latinos in STEM

To meet our workforce and economic needs, America must accelerate degree completion generally and particularly in STEM fields
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Diversity in Tech: 2015 STEM Index Indicates Positive Trends for Minorities in STEM, But Race, Gender Gap Worsens

New data from the 2015 STEM Index, the second-annual study of growth in STEM jobs, careers and educational pathways carried out by U.S. News/Raytheon shows Silicon Valley's lack of diversity is still rooted in education, as the gender and racial gaps in STEM fields have widened since last year.
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Stanford to Bolster Latino Entrepreneurs with Massive Database

Stanford University will be launching a new initiative aimed at strengthening Latino ties with the entrepreneurial world and creating one of the most comprehensive databases of Latino entrepreneurs.
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Diversity in Technology: Intel the First to Act, Pledging $300 Million and Minority Job Parity by 2020

Google may have begun last year's ongoing public conversation about the technology industry's lack of diversity by finally being transparent about its workforce demographics, but Intel (which has regularly released such reports for years already) will become the first tech company to do something about it.
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Diversity in Tech: Latino Startup Alliance, Black Girls Code Launching STEM Program for Latinas

The lack of diversity in Silicon Valley has been a recent topic of concern, as large tech companies Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and, most recently, Facebook release not-so-stellar diversity statistics. One thing has become clear from the recent influx of diversity reports from these companies (each of which deserves credit for at least starting the conversation): White men rule Silicon Valley.

Puerto Rico Officially Joins LinkedIn To Combat STEM Brain Drain

While Latinos remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs and professions in the U.S., Puerto Rico is having a different sort of problem: U.S. recruiters are stealing away with Puerto Rican STEM graduates. But the island's government is trying to end the brain drain, using LinkedIn as a tool.
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AP Computer Science Exam Data Point To Continuing Gap in STEM Education for Latinos, Other Minorities

A new study shows that Latinos and other minorities still lag behind in preparation for continuing education in subjects leading to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. The study found that Latinos, females, and African Americans remain underrepresented in Advanced Placement (AP) exams for computer science.
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Kaplan and App-Maker thoughtbot Giving Scholarships for Web Development Bootcamp

Kaplan Test Prep - the company best known for getting hundreds of thousands of high school students ready to take their college entrance exams - is partnering with app-maker "thoughtbot" to give scholarships to minorities interested in becoming professional web developers.

Cleveland Schools Will Work to Invite More Latinos into STEM Programs

Monolingual Latino students in the Cleveland area are getting a chance to develop their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skill with a new program that promotes high-tech education for Spanish-speaking students.
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