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Making Women's History Month Real for Students

For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do. (March 18, 2015)

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Title IX: How Far We've Come
In this collection, Education Week examines the landmark federal law’s history, progress, and remaining barriers.

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Engaging Girls and Other Underrepresented Populations in STEM
Strategies for engaging students—in particular those who are less likely to pursue STEM careers—was discussed in this webinar.

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Title IX Turns 40: What's Left to Do?
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, Education Week writers discuss the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the law.

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Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
High school English teacher Amy Williams says that the role of gender in K-12 school cultures is too little examined, resulting in missed opportunities for professional growth and instructional nuance.
July 21, 2015 - Teacher
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over whether states must license or recognize same-sex marriages, a case with potential ramifications for parental rights in a school context.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
Amid new efforts to improve outcomes for black and Latino boys, some civil rights advocates ask if districts are violating federal protections meant to ensure educational quality for girls.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
How schools treat young journalists matters because the future of journalism is precarious, writes Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
December 19, 2014 - Education Week
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
Three federal surveys will add questions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to help provide a clearer picture of their experiences in school.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week

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