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Female, minority students took AP computer science in record numbers

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Tyson Navarro, 10, of Fremont, Calif., learns to build code using an iPad at a youth workshop at the Apple store in 2013. said a record number of female and under-represented minority students took AP computer science classes in 2018. SAN FRANCISCO -- Female, black and Latino students took Advanced Placement computer science courses in record numbers, and rural student participation surged this year, as the College Board attracted more students to an introductory course designed to expand who has access to sought-after tech skills. This year, 135,992 students took advanced placement (AP) computer science exams, a 31 percent increase from last year, according to data from the College Board, the organization that administers standardized tests that help determine college entrances as well as AP courses. Females and under-represented minorities were among the fastest growing groups.

Trump wants to spend $200M a year on STEM, computer science education

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Trump said in a memo that minority, rural and female students lack valuable access to STEM education programs. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Trump said in a memo that minority, rural and female students lack valuable access to STEM education programs.

As Washington Gears Up To Tackle Foreign Influence, How Effective Can It Be?

NPR Technology

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at an event at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 2, 2018.

8 Ways You Can Help Get Women And Minorities Speaking At Tech Events

Forbes - Tech

U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to former NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson. Why don't we hear more from today's outstanding women and minorities in technology? Why is it that, even as some tech events feature female speakers and draw women attendees by the thousands, many tech conferences still don't have many women speaking? Never mind, it was just a rhetorical question. I already know why, and you do, too.

Trump ramps up minority outreach with Philadelphia visit

U.S. News

But so far, Trump's outreach has largely fallen flat. Many minority voters have found Trump's dire description of their lives to be condescending -- and African American community leaders have dismissed Trump's message -- delivered largely in front of predominantly white rally audiences -- as more intended to reassure undecided white voters that he's not racist than actually help communities of color. Public opinion surveys show Clinton polling far ahead of Trump with minority voters.