News Highlights: Week of March 27

The Future of Diversity Training, by Katerina Bezrukova, Ph.D. from Psychology Today

Psychology Today reports on an analysis of over 40 years of diversity training research. A key characteristic of successful diversity programs is leadership and commitment to mission.

Research: Junior Female Scientists Aren’t Getting the Credit They Deserve, by Marc J. Lerchenmueller and Olav Sorenson from Harvard Business Review

It’s not just a leaky pipeline keeping women out of STEM, it’s also a clogged one. This study says junior female scientists with authorship experience and qualifications comparable to those of their male peers wait longer to receive time-sensitive recognition crucial to their career advancement.

The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools, by Damon Hewitt from The New York Times Opinion Pages

NYC Public High School admissions tests based on paid prep classes rather than classroom material could be filtering out equally qualified but less wealthy applicants. Does this situation perpetuate “false narratives of inferiority” as suggested by this oped?

Sesame Street to Welcome First Autistic Muppet, by Jill Serjeant from Scientific American

Sesame Street introduces Julia, its first muppet with autism– sending a message of inclusion to children with autism and increasing exposure for those unfamiliar with it.

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