DIVERSITY'S IMPORTANCE HIGHLIGHTED IN BUSINESS, EDUCATION, POLITICS
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 3, 2018....Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, speaking at a Hispanic Heritage Month event Tuesday, called for more "intentional" recruitment of women and people of color to the state's innovation economy.
"We have to be intentional about diversity and inclusion," Polito said at a Latinx Excellence on the Hill celebration hosted by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus.
Initiatives to embed science, technology, engineering and math into K-12 education are showing progress, Polito said, with more female and minority students now taking Advanced Placement computer science courses in Massachusetts.
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