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Underserved Populations

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

Program to encourage technical careers

Jun 17, 2019

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Grants to Increase Interest in STEM and ICT Careers

The National Science Foundation is requesting proposals for Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), an applied research and development program providing direct student learning opportunities in preK–12. The learning opportunities are based on innovative use of technology to strengthen knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology (ICT) careers.

Co-teaching community engagement computer programming

Jun 17, 2019

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Program Bringing Computer Science into Every Classroom

An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.

Curriculum materials reflecting diversity

Jun 03, 2019

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Campaign to Provide Teachers with Culturally Responsive Materials

DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.

Grants for community archives

Jun 03, 2019

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Grants for Community-based Primary Source Archives

Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.

Stories Featuring Characters of Color

May 15, 2019

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Podcast Promoting Diversity in Children’s Books

Talking About Books for Kids is a new podcast hosted by Jaqueline Douge, a pediatrician, mother, writer, blogger, child advocate, and book reader. Intended for anyone looking to more fully engage with children’s literature, the podcast has a special focus on highlighting diversity (or discussing lack thereof) in children’s publishing. Each episode takes a critical look at the industry while interviewing diverse authors and celebrating their work.

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