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Resources and opportunities targeting underrepresented groups such as minorities, women, LGBT, etc.

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Mar 15, 2021

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SPOTLIGHT! On Women Who Changed the World

International Women’s Day has been commemorated across the world on March 8 since 1911, and every United States President has marked March as Women’s History Month since 1995. Although the right to vote is a common topic of study in classrooms when students examine women’s history, many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women’s history in the United States encompasses. On the next page, you’ll find five sources for free lessons and other resources for diving deeply into women’s triumphs in every arena.

Feb 15, 2021

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Online Course Presenting the Science Behind Well-Being

To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.

racial equity

Feb 01, 2021

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Framework for Engaging Underrepresented Stakeholders in Education R&D

Educational technology research and development will gain additional levels of perspective with Digital Promise’s launch of the Center for Inclusive Innovation. The goal is to bring in communities of color to participate as “co-creators and collaborators” in educational innovation.

Feb 01, 2021

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Scholarship Awards to Future Computer Scientists

The Amazon Future Engineer program works to increase access to computer science (CS) education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. High school seniors who want to study computer science can apply for one of a hundred $40,000 scholarships offered through the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program.

Jan 15, 2021

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Supporting Urban Students on the Days After Major Events

In a guest post on Beyond the Spotlight—a resource for parents, caregivers, and educators, designed to create equitable and caring classrooms for all children—Alyssa Hadley-Dunn, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and founder of Teaching on the Days After: Dialogue & Resources for Educating Toward Justice, offers tips and resources for teachers related to the attack on the US Capitol.

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