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Dear Equity Leaders,

As you probably know, there was movement on Perkins reauthorization this past week. On June 26, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions marked up Perkins. Chairman Alexander (R-TN) offered a Bipartisan Chairmans Amendment drafted with Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) and Senators Enzi (R-WY) and Casey (D-PA). The amendment passed unanimously on a voice vote. No date has been set for action by the full US Senate. The markup can be watched at Perkins CTE Markup and the full bill is available here.

NAPE applauds the HELP Committee for building on current law by continuing to include provisions that support access and success of special populations in high-quality CTE programs of study at the secondary and postsecondary levels. The bill, while not perfect, maintains the spirit of accountability through a thoughtful state and local planning and reporting process that uses disaggregated data, performance gap analyses, and a local needs assessment to determine the most effective use of funds. Read more of NAPE's statement here.


Almost 30% of LGBT+ Young People Choose to Avoid a STEM Career
Clare McDonald, Computer Weekly
A large number of young people who identify as LGBTUA+ have avoided choosing a career in STEM because of discrimination fears. Read More >>
Furor on Claim Women's Choices Create Gender Gap in Comp Sci
Scott Jaschik, Insider Higher Ed
Lecturer at University of Washington says he's standing up to political correctness. Many challenge his facts. Read More >>
Can Robotics Solve Its Diversity Problem?
Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise talks about the need for standardizing robots and diversifying engineering teams. Read More >> 
Maker Culture Has a 'Deeply Unsettling' Gender Problem
Stephen Noonoo, EdSurge
Makerspaces may be one of the most exciting elements on any school's campus. But a lack of focus around culture and gender inclusiveness are stunting its true promise, according to a new report out of Drexel University. Read More >>
They're Here. They're Queer. They're Scientists.
Rowan Walrath, Mother Jones
This new campaign wants you to get used to it. Read More >>
The US Gender Gap in Math Is Starkest in the Richest, Whitest School Districts
Jenny Anderson, Quartz
Very privileged parents often talk a big egalitarian game while exhibiting some pretty traditional roles, with dad working while mom stays home. New research shows that in the places where these families cluster-in wealthier, whiter school districts, where men earn more than women, have higher levels of education, and are more likely to work in business or science-boys outperform girls in math by a larger margin than in other communities. Read More >>
NAPE's whereabouts in July 2018
July 9: EESTEM II Stark State (OH)
July 18: West Mesquite School District (TX)
July 23: Ohio ACTE Conference
July 23: Dona Ana Community Micromessaging Institute EESTEM II (NM)
July 24: Austin ISD (TX)
July 30: Alabama DOE
July 31: Oregon Cohort 3 PIPE Showcase
July 31: Austin ISD Science and Math Conference (TX)

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