9 ways to expand computer science equity in high school

Black, Latinx and Native American students are less likely to attend a school where computer science is taught

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Almost half of U.S. high schools now teach at least one computer science course. That means, however, students at a majority of high schools don’t have access to computer science, according to a new report.

And Black, Latinx and Native American students are less likely to attend a school where computer science is taught, according to “State of Computer Science Education: Illuminating Disparities” by Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance.

Students from rural areas and economically disadvantaged backgrounds are also less likely to have a chance to take computer science.

Students in these underrepresented groups are also less likely than are white and Asian American teeens to attend a school that offers an advanced placement computer science course or to an

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Pawtucket learning center champions equity through arts, sports, and technology

Question: When was ASTRO founded and what is its mission?

My cousin Michael and I founded ASTRO in 2014. Our mission is to champion equity among diverse populations by innovating health-promoting programs that improve the way people live, learn, work, and play.

Q: On Oct. 5, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse announced that it was providing ASTRO with a $25,000 loan. What will you use the money for?

Funds acquired through this loan will provide working capital for ASTRO to expand our operations and offer day care services to adult populations. We originally started out in adult services, but the community need that took precedence was providing a safe place for kids to be during the out-of-school time, and this is where we have focused the majority of our efforts over the years.

Now that many adults have been displaced from their day programs due to COVID-19 restrictions on numbers, there

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Tech Founder Hadiyah Mujhid Partners With AnnenbergTech And PledgeLA To Create Equity For Black And Latinx VC’s And Founders

In business, it takes money to make money. Yet for many Black and Latinx founders, access to capital is a barrier to entry into their respective industries. Another barrier is often access to venture capitalists who come from similar backgrounds as them, who understand them, and who believe in their ideas and businesses enough to invest in them.

According to research, only 1% of VC-backed companies have Black founders, and only 2% of firms have investment team members who identify as Black. 

San Francisco based technologist, Hadiyah Mujhid, has been solving for that equity problem as the founder and CEO of HBCUvc. Prominently known for building pathways for underrepresented investors and founders, HBCUvc has led the charge on developing the next generation of venture capital leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities through their strategic programming and partnerships. With

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Google is providing cash awards to 76 startups through a racial equity initiative announced in June

In June of this year, as more of the world began to awaken to the many ways that people of color are systematically discriminated against amid months of protest, a wide number of companies announced initiatives aimed at improving the representation of underrepresented groups within their own ranks and as recipients of their investment dollars.

Unsurprisingly, Alphabet, among the world’s biggest and most profitable companies, was among them. Specifically, as part of Alphabet’s commitment, Jewel Burks Solomon — who is the head of the company’s nine-year-old program Google for Startups — agreed to help steer $5 million in cash rewards of up to $100,000 to select startups.

The company didn’t waste much time. Today, Solomon is announcing that the money has been committed to 76 different startups that were chosen for their geographic diversity as well as the diversity of their companies’ mission.

Solomon and her team had some help.

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Uber Freight raises $500 million from Greenbriar Equity

  • Uber has announced it has sold a $500 million stake in its Uber Freight logistics business to New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group.
  • Uber will retain majority ownership of Uber Freight.
  • The investment values the logistics arm of the company at $3.3 billion on a post-money basis.
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(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group would invest $500 million in its logistics arm, Uber Freight, valuing the unit at $3.3 billion on a post-money basis.

The ride-hailing firm said it would maintain majority ownership of Uber Freight, and use the funds to scale its logistics platform and increase product innovation.

Unlike Uber’s ride-hailing app or its food-delivery service, Uber Freight operates as a middle man in the fragmented long-haul trucking business, connecting truckers with shippers.

Michael Weiss and Jill Raker, managing partners of

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Uber Freight Raises $500 Million in Funding From Greenbriar Equity Group to Transform Logistics

Series A investment by Greenbriar will accelerate Uber Freight’s broad market adoption and expand reach

Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. (Greenbriar), a New York-based investment firm and one of the leading investors in the logistics space, announced today that an investor group led by Greenbriar has committed to invest $500 million in a Series A preferred stock financing for Uber Freight, the logistics arm of Uber, valuing the unit at $3.3 billion on a post-money basis. Uber will maintain majority ownership in Uber Freight and will use the funds to continue to scale its logistics platform and accelerate product innovation to equip shippers with technology to power their supply chains.

In connection with the investment, Michael Weiss and Jill Raker, Managing Partners of Greenbriar, will join the Uber Freight Board of Directors. With a combination of more than 40 years of investing experience in logistics,

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Patrick Mahomes agrees to equity deal with performance tech company Hyperice

  • NFL star quarterback Patrick Mahomes joined performance recovery technology company Hyperice as an investor and brand ambassador.
  • Terms of his equity stake were not announced. 
  • With the transaction, Mahomes adds to his equity portfolio after agreeing to deals with a sports nutrition company and a minority ownership stake in the Kansas City Royals. 



Patrick Mahomes standing on a baseball field: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.


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Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on before Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

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Days after the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback helped increase ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” ratings and announced he’s expecting his first child, Mahomes secured a new private investment on Thursday.

Mahomes joined performance recovery technology company Hyperice as an investor and brand ambassador. Terms of his equity stake were not announced by the company.

Hyperice, founded in 2010 by Anthony

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AirNet Entered into Equity Purchase Framework Agreement with BitGeek Information Technology Co., Ltd.

BEIJING, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AirNet Technology Inc., formerly known as AirMedia Group Inc. (“AirNet” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ANTE), an in-flight solution provider on connectivity, entertainment, and digital multimedia in China, today announced that it has entered into an equity purchase framework agreement (the “Agreement”) with BitGeek Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“BitGeek”) and BitGeek’s shareholders, independent third parties of the Company, to purchase 100% of the equity interests in BitGeek with an issuance of ordinary shares of the Company to BitGeek’s shareholders. Details pertaining to the purchase will be further discussed and stipulated in a binding agreement among the parties after completion of the valuation of BitGeek.

Mr. Herman Guo, the Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented “The acquisition of the equity interest in BitGeek will align the Company with the swift advancements of the blockchain technology as well as equipment specifically designed

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Private equity manager sees automation as future of energy industry

For art, I recommend Blowout Texas Oil Boom dated October 11 2018 on Merlin

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Pumping units operate northeast of Kermit in this 2018 file photo.

A new transformation appears to be underway in the nation’s energy industry.

“There’s something happening right now I think is a really big deal,” said Chuck Yates, former managing partner at Kayne Anderson during the weekly Oilfield Strong webinar presented by OTA Compression, OTA Environmental, Kimark and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association.

“We are transitioning from the age of the driller, where we were providing marginal barrels of oil to the world from U.S. shale and, boom, COVID-19 took 15 million barrels offline. I don’t know if oil demand is growing right now (but) it will be gross domestic product-driven given the fact OPEC can turn on 10 million barrels tomorrow of they want. Even if we grow oil demand 1 (million) to 1.5

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Are SPACs The New Private Equity Alternative For Proptech Leaders?

Jarred Kessler is the CEO of EasyKnock.

If you own a company or work in the banking sector, you may be hearing the term “SPAC” 10 times a day now. It seems to be an increasingly common belief that SPACs are becoming the new go-to alternative to private equity fundraising. I traded SPACs in the late ’90s until 2010, and then when I ran a global equity business, we worked with them before the banks came into the craze. And today, I am one of many founders who is keeping a thumb on the pulse of how the SPAC space affects business outcomes.

In summary, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is “formed to raise money through an initial public offering to buy another company. At the time of their IPOs, SPACs have no existing business operations or even stated targets for acquisition. Investors in SPACs can range

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