Diverse Education reports on findings that showed the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course is helping diversify the field of computer science. A study of high school graduates from the classes of 2016 and 2019 found that students who took AP CSP were three times as likely to major in computer science. The course was originally developed by The College Board in hopes of allowing more students to become computer scientists and addressing systems of inequalities in STEM.
Diverse Education presents a news roundup of higher education’s journey in 2021. The article touches on topics such as how college campuses have contributed to their communities by distributing vaccines; the political debates ignited in higher education from the events of this past year; historic investments in HBCUs; enrollment gaps, and more. Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, says that it can be “an exciting time for institutions to continue to build on the lessons from the past year and ‘reimagine higher ed in a way that goes beyond performative allyship and demonstrates that we’re truly committed to racial equity.’”