Equity Issues in Education


Free Cybersecurity Training for Girls Opens 2020 Registration

The training partnership with the security-focused SANS Institute helps female higher schoolers explore cybersecurity and learn more about career opportunities in the field. Those who go through the gaming itself may also win scholarships.

New Competition Asks Young Women: What's Your Dream Tech Career?

"Heart transplant surgeon." "Computer scientist." "Data science business owner." Those are three of the current entries in a competition that will award 15 separate $2,000 grants to help young women pursue their dreams in technology.

Study: Making Broadband Connections More Equitable

A new report from SETDA examines how policy makers and school leaders can work to bridge the digital divide and establish ways to provide schools with the necessary resources to get high-speed internet connections.

Concerns Over Homework Gap Hinder Technology Adoption

More educators want to be trained on how to incorporate technology into their daily teaching practices, but a new report from Project Tomorrow shows that they are concerned how their students will be able to access those tools outside the classroom

New Report Pushes for Greater Diversity in Esports

As more colleges and universities add esports to their formal athletics programs, they'll eventually need to grapple with Title IX implications.

St. Louis High Schoolers Get Free Phones, Cell Service

High school students in St. Louis Public School District received free smartphones and wireless connectivity from wireless provider Sprint as part of the 1million Project.

STEAM Initiative for Brooklyn South Students Launches

A new program from startup incubator New Lab provides Brooklyn South high school students with opportunities to develop projects that explore the impact of technology on different industries.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Science Centers and Museums STEM Initiative Expands

ED is funding an effort to widen the scope of a national initiative aimed at providing STEM resources and training for museums and science centers.

New Streaming Service Produces Virtual College Fairs

A new service has opened up specifically to host virtual college fairs. StreamableU from Streamable Learning will feature livestreams of college admissions departments and a subscription service with online events with college preparation experts.

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