Rising to the challenge of providing all students with high-quality STEM education

STEM inequities disproportionately affect young people of color, rural kids, kids in poverty, and girls. We know that we are missing out on breakthrough innovations from young people who are missing out on the chance to do the kind of STEM that makes these breakthroughs possible. In this article, discover how important intersectionality is when considering STEM careers.

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Journal Prompts

In the second article, the concept of intersectionality is critical to understand. While girls are significantly affected by sexism in STEM, students of other marginalized identities experience discrimination, as well. Do you have students who are at the intersection of these identities: young people of color, rural kids, kids in poverty, and/or girls? How do you ensure that they feel a sense of belonging in your classroom as the class explores STEM content? What supports could you use to maintain your passion and increase your ability to be ‘the keystone species in the ecosystem of belonging’?

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