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Wednesday, November 14 • 10:55am - 11:45am
Closing the Digital Equity Gap: Ensuring Every Student’s Access to Technology Jobs

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Participants in this interactive session will be guided through a Digital Equity Walk presenting data in an accessible way, using tools such as Tableau Public, for all to visualize and understand the gender, racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist. Audience members will explore the data individually before collectively discussing implications and identifying solutions to address inequities and improve outcomes. As participants walk and absorb the data, they will respond to the information they find most compelling.

This session will ask participants to reflect on current efforts to expand access to computer science study, where they are being introduced and how to address the fact that in 2016 only 13% of Massachusetts high school students participated in a computer science course and less than 1% took the AP Computer Science exam. Of the 1,151 test takers, 321 were female, 65 were Black, 80 were Hispanic, and 150 were low-income.

Attendees will leave with tangible solutions they can implement and advocate for in their communities to create a pipeline for ALL students to jobs that are now the #1 source of new wages in the country. Participation does not require prior experience with data and is geared toward all audiences.


Jackney Prioly Joseph

Director, Career Readiness Initiatives, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education


Milton Irving

Executive Director, Timothy Smith Network

Aimee Sprung

Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center

Wednesday November 14, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am EST
Grand Ballroom North

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